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Windows 7: HP wireless printer.

17 Feb 2011   #1
emnasty600

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
HP wireless printer.

I just got a new wireless hp printer and my mother in law is a huuuuuuuuuuuuge hog on printing everything and its mother on the web. How can i set up my printer wirelessly without having it show up on her network? What I'm basically asking is that how can I make the printer only work with my hp laptop or only show up on my computer?


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17 Feb 2011   #2
Maguscreed

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It depends on what kind of network settings the printer allows for. If you can name the network, simply create a second network with a different name that her computers are not a part of.

It's likely her computer won't auto detect it anyhow.
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17 Feb 2011   #3
emnasty600

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the response, but I'm not very savy with networking and how they work. How can i make a network for just my computer and the printer?
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17 Feb 2011   #4
Maguscreed

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Well as for the printer, it depends on what kind of network settings it supports like I said.

To create a second network on your computer just go to the network and sharing center in the control panel and choose set up a new network

Edit: like I said before, it's unlikely her computer will auto detect it and install the drivers without you helping her anyhow.
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17 Feb 2011   #5
emnasty600

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OH, i would have to install the software/drivers on her computer in order for her to print from it?
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17 Feb 2011   #6
Maguscreed

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More than likely, there's a off chance it would auto detect, but it would be more the exception than the rule.
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17 Feb 2011   #7
emnasty600

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

even if it did autodetect shed need the drivers to print though correct?
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18 Feb 2011   #8
Maguscreed

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If you need drivers to make it work on your computer. It's fairly safe to assume the same will be true for hers.

I would turn off printer sharing on your machine just to be safe.

I really think you're worrying about nothing though.
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18 Feb 2011   #9
emnasty600

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Where would printer sharing option be located? In network connections?
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18 Feb 2011   #10
Maguscreed

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network and sharing center -> choose homegroup and sharing options -> change advanced sharing settings.
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