View Full Version : RE: Connecting PC & Laptop to same Printer

Ext User(Byte)
01-06-2007, 06:33 PM
Host should be the desktop PC and Guest the laptop.
Install the printer on the Host PC. Then using Control Panel>Network
Setup Wizard, enable File & Printer Sharing and make sure you check the
box to allow others to print to your printers. Next under Start>Settings>
Printers, select the printer, check the box to share the printer and assign
a name. Keep the name short, no blanks, something like Printer2.

You should now be able to add the printer to your Guest PCs using Start>
Control Panel>Printers & Faxes>Add Printer. Check the radio button
"A network printer ..." and then either browse for the printer or enter its
name (using \\PCName\PrinterName) and continue until finished. Ensure
that the firewall on your XP PC is set to allow access to remote printers.
If using XP's native firewall ensure that File and Printer Sharing is
enabled and that the box with he same name is checked in the Firewall
exceptions list. The PCName can be found at:

Rightclick My Computer icon on desktop>Properties>Computer Name tab.
It may look something like: "Home-66djksjcpv". Don't type the quotes.
Click "Next" and it should install the printer on the Guest PC when
it finds it.

Note: You can follow the same procedure to get access to
"Files" from one PC to the other.

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"telboy1938" wrote:

> Firstly let me say I am a novice so please answer in novice style...I
> have my PC (Windows XP Professional) connected to a HP 1315
> (all-in-one) printer which is fine....I have now found it necessary to
> work on my laptop at the same time as the PC is in use......Can someone
> tell me how to connect the laptop to the same printer please. Both the
> PC and the laptop are connected to the internet via cable connections
> from a router...Many thanks...Telboy
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> telboy1938