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.
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.
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
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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