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Windows 7: Problems with printers on a home network

08 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic
Problems with printers on a home network

Hi everyone,

I would like to know if it is possible to add a printer connected to a computer wired to a wireless router to a wifi laptop. I am using Windows 7 Home Basic

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08 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I don't see why not. Have you tried the Add a printer dialogue in Devices and printers? Of course your laptop must be running.
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08 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic

Hi ROban,

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I already tried what you said. My laptop could "see" the printer but when I press the next button, and my computer attempts to connect with the printer, I get an error message "Windows cannot connect to the printer".
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