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Windows 7: [help] printer through wireless router

24 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7 x64 (7600)
 
 
[help] printer through wireless router

well i wanted to set up my printer and connect it to my laptop so i dont have to transfer my files to desktop computer and then print, its much of a hassle and its in my parents room. so like i installed the printer already on my laptop via USB cable, i can print anything through USB cable. but i dont want that.

so i try to add a printer through wireless connection. but it won't connect it says


i have updated all drivers for it and it works perfectly with USB but i can't seem to connect through the router.

printer: Dell Photo AIO Printer 926
windows 7 x64 (7600)

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24 Apr 2010   #2

 

When you attempt to connect through the 'router' is the printer still plugged in to the laptop via usb?

You need to "share" the printer through your laptop (and keep the laptop powered on while printing from another computer)
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24 Apr 2010   #3

windows 7 x64 (7600)
 
 

no i disconnected the printer from USB when i try to connect through router, just my logical thinking.
i already enabled printer sharing on the desktop computer, before hand.
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24 Apr 2010   #4

 

ok cool. However, 'enabling' printer sharing is not necessarily "sharing" the printer.

When the printer is connected via USB to your laptop, open printers and faxes, right click your printer and select "share". the "everyone" group should have 'at least' print permissions.
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24 Apr 2010   #5

windows 7 x64 (7600)
 
 

well i did that on the desktop computer, because the printer is mainly connected there
which im questioning why it won't connect to my laptop
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24 Apr 2010   #6

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamichaels View Post
well i wanted to set up my printer and connect it to my laptop so i dont have to transfer my files to desktop computer and then print, its much of a hassle and its in my parents room. so like i installed the printer already on my laptop via USB cable, i can print anything through USB cable. but i dont want that.

so i try to add a printer through wireless connection. but it won't connect it says


i have updated all drivers for it and it works perfectly with USB but i can't seem to connect through the router.

printer: Dell Photo AIO Printer 926
windows 7 x64 (7600)

You're trying to share the printer over your home network... ya?

Ok... what OS is on the desktop machine you're trying to share with?
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25 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

dell printers are made by lexmark. in order to set up printing threw wifi u need to use the setup that came with the disc
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25 Apr 2010   #8

windows 7 x64 (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
You're trying to share the printer over your home network... ya?

Ok... what OS is on the desktop machine you're trying to share with?
our desktop computer has windows XP which is i think causing the complication

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1 View Post
dell printers are made by lexmark. in order to set up printing threw wifi u need to use the setup that came with the disc
i will have to ask my dad for that. but i downloaded some files from dell website which were the installer for the driver and software and everything, wouldn't that be the same one?
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