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Windows 7: Problem with sharing a printer

27 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional, SP1
Problem with sharing a printer

I networked my wife’s classroom 4 computers together by using the Asante switch. I just hooked up the internet cable (WAN) and the RJ45 going to the computers together. The internet (Ethernet) cable already has internet. The situation arises when I installed a USB printer with one of the computers. I had a problem with sharing the printer with the other computers.
My question is How can I share the printer with the other computers. I already Right click on Devices and Printer/Printer properties/Sharing/Share this printer. However, the other computers do not see the printer. I also let the OS search for other devices, but it doesn’t see anything.

Your help is very much appreciated.

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28 Jul 2012   #2

w7 64bit

Try these options:
Verify that you configured the network properly so that it works fine. Make sure also that all of your computers are properly connected to the network. To do so, verify followings:
Network status
Identify network problems and resolve them. (use ping)
Troubleshoot file and printer sharing (make sure everybody has access to the printer)
Is the printer set as a default printer or local printer?
Check the status of the printer in the print queue, or go to the printer to make sure that is it powered on and ready to use.
If the printer is plugged in to another computer and shared on the network, make sure that computer is turned on.

If you are trying to print to a printer that you added using a TCP/IP address instead of a printer name, make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet or the network where the printer is installed.
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