Printer? What am I doing wrong???

I have a printer attached to this computer. I want the two upstairs to use
this printer. I have set up the wireless system to share eveything, I
think? I have tried adding a printer and just about every thing else I can
think of . It just doesn't seem to want to share.
I know probably more information is needed so please ask me what you need.
Thanks
David
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David Lawson
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If you share the printer (on the computer it is attached to), the printer should show up in your network places. That is, when you type in Windows Explorer's address line: \computername , you should see that computer and any shares that computer is providing, including the shared printer.
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Jerry Park
David,
It would be helpful to know which OS (Win98, XP Home, XP Pro, etc. you have.
Louie Chiefland, FL, USA
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Louie
If you are running XP set up each PC so that they all belong to the same Workgroup (right click on My Computer and select properties)
Restart and you should sbe able to navigate to each PC from Windows Explorer. then you can get the printer.
Alternitively buy a print server. Then you dont need to have the PC, that the printer is current attached to, 'on' all the time.
Harry
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Harry
Try installing printer on each PC first
Regards Bri@n
I have a printer attached to this computer. I want the two upstairs to use this printer. I have set up the wireless system to share eveything, I think? I have tried adding a printer and just about every thing else I can think of . It just doesn't seem to want to share.
I know probably more information is needed so please ask me what you need.
Thanks David
Reply to
Brian
Are using a firewall program?
Allow the range of NAT addresses on your router in the firewall for each computer.
David Laws> I have a printer attached to this computer. I want the two upstairs to use
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hxbarney
I just did this...make sure your firewall is configured to allow for file and printer sharing.
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Reply to
Curtis Newton
This computer was ME upgraded to XP. The two other computers were Christmas gifts and are XP.
I feel like I'm getting closer but can't wait to see a page with some letters on it.
Reply to
David Lawson
Will not print from the computer it's installed on? Check printer settings. May have to uninstall and reinstall. If you have a web page, can you post a screen shot or two of the printer setup?
Do you have *all* the computers in a single workgroup? On your PC's, in XP, go to Control Panel, System, Compter Name tab and make sure all have the same workgroup name. After that, whichever PC the printer is connected to, go to Control Panel, Printers and Faxes. Right click on the installed printer and choose Sharing Go to the Sharing tab and choose Share this printer and give it a name. Click OK. You *should* see a cupped hand printer icon now in Printers and Faxes. Your printer is now shared. If running a firewall, create a rule so local PC's can access the printer. HTH
Louie Chiefland, FL, USA
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Louie
David
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David Lawson
I had that same problem. 3 comps could see each other and share files but not the printer. The comp the printer is attached to had it shown as sharing as HP LaserJet. I changed the designation to just LaserJet and it could then be shared. I have no idea why except maybe the space between HP and LaserJet was the problem. FWIW HTH
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