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Windows 7: Wireless Printer question

19 Jan 2013   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
If you have a USB attached printer to say machine A.

Your printer on another machine (say machine A) would simply be a shared printer to machines B,C,D etc.

Define printer on machine a as shared with a name Sharedprinter.

then on Machines B. C, D, etc add LOCAL printers as \\machineA.Sharedprinter
(add as LOCAL not network. - I've got an old thread here somewhere on sharing printers between W7 and XP (both ways around) which will tell you exactly how to do this.

Post nr 5 (by me) in this thread. It's called XP to W7 but it's valid for any printer sharing.
There's also an explanation of how to do it if your printer is on the network as a static IP address too. (I.e on the router and NOT connected to any computer - note though for a printer you'll have to get the router to assign it a STATIC IP address -- don't assign the address via DHCP).

XP to 7 Printer sharing

This is how they have the printer setup now, and with a new printer they want to be able to print from another device (laptop) without needing to have PC A running because it is physically connected via USB and shared. That's why they want wireless.

I found one that caught my eye because it is on sale now with $200 off, a Canon MF8080Cw.
It's a monster at > 50 lbs., but seems to have everything including wireless, color printing, and ADF. - Canon Color imageCLASS MF8080Cw 5119B001 MFC / All-In-One Up to 12 ppm 2400 x 600 dpi Color Print Quality Color Wireless Laser Printer

I'll research this one a bit more and see if i can find any negatives rather than suggest it.

Thanks to everyone for all the help!
This will do the job. using the Disc that comes with the printer. You will be able to attatch the printer to the wireless network. It should let you assign an IP address to the printer too.

Then just go around all PC's\laptops and set up a printer, As if its just a networked printer.

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