|19 Jan 2013||#11|
If you have a USB attached printer to say machine A.
Your printer on another machine (say machine A) would simply be a shared printer to machines B,C,D etc.
Define printer on machine a as shared with a name Sharedprinter.
then on Machines B. C, D, etc add LOCAL printers as \\machineA.Sharedprinter
(add as LOCAL not network. - I've got an old thread here somewhere on sharing printers between W7 and XP (both ways around) which will tell you exactly how to do this.
Post nr 5 (by me) in this thread. It's called XP to W7 but it's valid for any printer sharing.
There's also an explanation of how to do it if your printer is on the network as a static IP address too. (I.e on the router and NOT connected to any computer - note though for a printer you'll have to get the router to assign it a STATIC IP address -- don't assign the address via DHCP).
XP to 7 Printer sharing
I found one that caught my eye because it is on sale now with $200 off, a Canon MF8080Cw.
It's a monster at > 50 lbs., but seems to have everything including wireless, color printing, and ADF.
Newegg.com - Canon Color imageCLASS MF8080Cw 5119B001 MFC / All-In-One Up to 12 ppm 2400 x 600 dpi Color Print Quality Color Wireless Laser Printer
I'll research this one a bit more and see if i can find any negatives rather than suggest it.
Thanks to everyone for all the help!
Then just go around all PC's\laptops and set up a printer, As if its just a networked printer.
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