Monday, November 20, 2006

How to make a network printer?

Start the computer to which printer is connected. Swich on the printer also. Now from control panel select “printers and other hardware”. Now select printers & faxes. Now you will find your printer icon here. Right click on the printer icon. You will notice sharing option. Click sharing. Now click “if you understand the security risks but want to share printers without running the wizard,click here”. Now click “just enable printer sharing”. Now click “share this printer”. Then a name appears in share name box. Remember that name. Now click apply then click o.k. Now your printer is ready for sharing on the network. Now hand symbol appears under the printer icon.

Now for connecting this printer to another computer on the same network,first on that client computer. Then Click the start button and open printers and faxes. Then you will find “Add a printer” wizard on the top left corner of the window. Click add a printer. Then click next. Select “a network printer,or a printer attached to another computer” radio button. Now click next. Select “browse for a printer” radio button. Click next. Then in that screen you will find the name of the main computer to which printer is connected. Just double click that. Then you will find the printer name. Select that name and click next. It will give a message “Would you like to continue? Yes or NO”. Click YES. Now click finish. Now printer icon is available in the client computer also. You can give print command from this computer also.


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