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Windows 7: using printer shared in a wireless network ??

28 Nov 2013   #1
sunset72

win7 ultimate
 
 
using printer shared in a wireless network ??

hi all

Ihave a work network in my office & all pc's connected to the internet via WIRELESS ROUTER , i 've cooncted a printer to one of these pc's & manke it shared .. how can i use it in the other pc's ?? because i cant find the printer


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28 Nov 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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You connected it using usb to 1 of the computers? What is the name of that computer? What OS has that computer?

What OS have the other computers?
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28 Nov 2013   #3
sunset72

win7 ultimate
 
 

yes , i connect the printer via usb , 7 all computers with win 7 os
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28 Nov 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunset72 View Post
yes , i connect the printer via usb , 7 all computers with win 7 os
What is the name of the computer that has the printer attached? Did you share the printer. Please post screenshot to prove.

Do other machine see that machine in "network"?
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28 Nov 2013   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunset72 View Post
hi all

Ihave a work network in my office & all pc's connected to the internet via WIRELESS ROUTER , i 've cooncted a printer to one of these pc's & manke it shared .. how can i use it in the other pc's ?? because i cant find the printer
It's most important to first install the print drivers onto each machine that needs to use the printer.

This will allow you to see the printer and use it from the other machines.
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30 Nov 2013   #6
sunset72

win7 ultimate
 
 

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What is the name of the computer that has the printer attached? Did you share the printer. Please post screenshot to prove.

Do other machine see that machine in "network"?
yes, ive share the printer in the original computer , & all other machines see that computer in the network but only one thqt i want to share the printer with it did not see any machine only the machine itself
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30 Nov 2013   #7
sunset72

win7 ultimate
 
 

Quote:
t's most important to first install the print drivers onto each machine that needs to use the printer.

This will allow you to see the printer and use it from the other machines.
I am lready install the printer in one machine & when going to other machines & find my machine name , the printer automatically been recognized .
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30 Nov 2013   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunset72 View Post
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t's most important to first install the print drivers onto each machine that needs to use the printer.

This will allow you to see the printer and use it from the other machines.
I am lready install the printer in one machine & when going to other machines & find my machine name , the printer automatically been recognized .
So it's working now I would guess. And maybe we can mark as solved.
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02 Dec 2013   #9
synth

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have the same problem. Here's my setup:

I have an old desktop with Windows XP SP3 with a Canon Pixma MP280 connected to it and shared on my network. My Windows 7 Ultimate laptop can detect it even though it doesn't have the drivers on. I can print on it remotely as long as my XP Machine is turned on. Now, here's my problem, my brother-in-law has a new laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and for some reason his machine cannot detect the printer on the XP Machine. Now I'm thinking maybe it's because my Win7 laptop and WinXP desktop are on the same workgroup, so I reverted them to the default which makes it the same even for the Win8 laptop. Still that did not work. One thing I haven't checked though is that maybe when my brother-in-law connected his laptop on my wireless network, he did not choose "Home Network". And thus not being on the same "Network" hindered him from using my printer. Correct me if my thinking is wrong and please enlighten me with the possibilities regarding this matter. Thanks!
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03 Dec 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by synth View Post
I have the same problem. Here's my setup:

I have an old desktop with Windows XP SP3 with a Canon Pixma MP280 connected to it and shared on my network. My Windows 7 Ultimate laptop can detect it even though it doesn't have the drivers on. I can print on it remotely as long as my XP Machine is turned on. Now, here's my problem, my brother-in-law has a new laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and for some reason his machine cannot detect the printer on the XP Machine. Now I'm thinking maybe it's because my Win7 laptop and WinXP desktop are on the same workgroup, so I reverted them to the default which makes it the same even for the Win8 laptop. Still that did not work. One thing I haven't checked though is that maybe when my brother-in-law connected his laptop on my wireless network, he did not choose "Home Network". And thus not being on the same "Network" hindered him from using my printer. Correct me if my thinking is wrong and please enlighten me with the possibilities regarding this matter. Thanks!
He must choose "Home Network", or change it to "Home Network"! That modifies the firewall rules.
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