Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Sharing files and printers through ethernet switch and router


18 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Sharing files and printers through ethernet switch and router

Because of the way my house is set up i have to have an Ethernet switch by my cable modem and then my wireless router is run off of that via a 50 foot ethernet cable. My printer is plugged into the ethernet switch along with my desktop (these are in the basement the router is in the center of the house). My desktop has no problem using the network to print but my laptop will not recognize the printer because it cant find the ip address through the switch. Is there a way to set this up or is my setup not going to work?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Jan 2013   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hello,

How is your network setup, Homegroup or Workgroup networking? If you have assigned a static IP to the printer you may manually assigned this IP address when adding the printer from your laptop.
This Tutorial has different options on adding a network printer from your computer.

Please let us know if it works or not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I got it to work. Thanks for the help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Sharing files and printers through ethernet switch and router




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Sharing files and printers through ethernet switch and router
Thread Forum
Sharing files between two computers over WiFi without router. Network & Sharing
Solved Should I purchase a Router/Switch/Modem/Router Network & Sharing
3G sharing with ethernet and some type of virtual router Network & Sharing
Hub vs Switch vs Router/ 2 Switch Story Network & Sharing
Need Some Help with Cable Modem to Gray Fox Router to Switch Router Network & Sharing
Sharing Files Between Laptop & Desktop Through Router Network & Sharing
sharing files and printers between Win7x64 and wp Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33