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Windows 7: Print over wifi using laptop


04 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Print over wifi using laptop

hello guys i have a laptop and a desktop my printer is plug into my desktop and it shared over the network. can i print in my laptop even the desktop is off but my router is on.

because everytime i will print to the laptop i will open the desktop.


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04 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

No, if the printer is attached to the desktop, the desktop has to be on.
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04 Jul 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

install the printer software on the laptop.,have the printer switched on and see if it is recognised when you set up the wifi connection from laptop to printer.
both my desktop and laptop connect to the printer but i dont have a wired connection .
so zepher may be correct but its worth trying to connect . and it may be a case of unplugging the printer to the desktop temporaily but i would have thouht they would both connect,
i guess it also depends on the printer model and its age.
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05 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
No, if the printer is attached to the desktop, the desktop has to be on.
yes i know the desktop must be on but is there a way to print to laptop without having to turn on the desktop

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
install the printer software on the laptop.,have the printer switched on and see if it is recognised when you set up the wifi connection from laptop to printer.
both my desktop and laptop connect to the printer but i dont have a wired connection .
so zepher may be correct but its worth trying to connect . and it may be a case of unplugging the printer to the desktop temporaily but i would have thouht they would both connect,
i guess it also depends on the printer model and its age.

ok thanks i will try also i want to setup my printer to my router it is possible?
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05 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marniel647 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
No, if the printer is attached to the desktop, the desktop has to be on.
yes i know the desktop must be on but is there a way to print to laptop without having to turn on the desktop

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
install the printer software on the laptop.,have the printer switched on and see if it is recognised when you set up the wifi connection from laptop to printer.
both my desktop and laptop connect to the printer but i dont have a wired connection .
so zepher may be correct but its worth trying to connect . and it may be a case of unplugging the printer to the desktop temporaily but i would have thouht they would both connect,
i guess it also depends on the printer model and its age.

ok thanks i will try also i want to setup my printer to my router it is possible?
What is the name and model of your printer? Is it a network attached device with it's own IP address?
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05 Jul 2012   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marniel647 View Post
hello guys i have a laptop and a desktop my printer is plug into my desktop and it shared over the network. can i print in my laptop even the desktop is off but my router is on.

because everytime i will print to the laptop i will open the desktop.
connect the printer to the router and install the printer software to the laptop and now u can use the printer if the desktop is off also but the priner and the router must be ON
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05 Jul 2012   #7

 
 

connect the printer to the router and install the printer software to the laptop and now u can use the printer if the desktop is off also but the priner and the router must be ON
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06 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

To give you a solution, you have to provide the following:
Router and printer make and model.

Some wireless printers (maybe all of them) can create an ad-hoc network and print directly from a wireless device.
If your printer is wireless, you can configure it to your network and print to it from your laptop and desktop.
If its not wireless and your router has a printer server, you can attach it there and print from any computer on your network.

There are a few options but we need to know what you have.
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06 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

My Printer model is epson me340 and my router is Cisco linksys e1000..

thanks for the help guys
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06 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

That Printer Model does not support any form of direct network connectivity to the router; you'll either have to directly connect the printer on to your Laptop via USB and install the correct drivers on your Laptop or do what you did earlier on with the Desktop + Printer combination on your network.

Epson ME
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