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Windows 7: Sharing a USB attached printer to the workgroup

16 Aug 2010   #1
Cori0412

Win7
 
 
Sharing a USB attached printer to the workgroup

Hi! I have a Brother DCP 7040 attached via USB to a Win7 machine. I have one other machine in my workgroup but it can not see the shared printer? Any ideas?


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16 Aug 2010   #2
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

I don't really know the answer but have you had a look through the tutorials here, there is a wealth of information. You didn't tell us what OS the other computer is using but have a look at this to start off with, it may give you some help.

Please post back if you need more help as I know there will be an expert ready to help you.

SHARING PCs AND PRINTERS ON WIN 7 AND WIN 98 NETWORK[2]=Networking Internet
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16 Aug 2010   #3
Cori0412

Win7
 
 

Thanks both pcs are running win7
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16 Aug 2010   #4
StuberB

MAC OS X v10.4.10
 
 

have you ever been able to see the printer? is this a new printer you are setting up?
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16 Aug 2010   #5
StuberB

MAC OS X v10.4.10
 
 

if you haven't had this setup before then you need to install the printer driver on all computers you want to shared this printer with...also make sure the printer itself is shared
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16 Aug 2010   #6
wildeskraut

Windows 7
 
 

What happens when you open "Run" (Windows key & R) and enter the hostname of the computer with the usb printer connected from the printer which should access the remote printer like that: \\hostname_of_pc_with_usb_printer
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16 Aug 2010   #7
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Since both are Windows 7 computer, have you tried using a homegroup instead?

Homegroup - Create
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16 Aug 2010   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This might help you set your printer up.
Install a printer on a home network

USB printers are inherently problematic in my opinion. It's best to use a network printer instead.
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