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Windows 7: Adding a printer to a home network

03 Mar 2014   #1

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Adding a printer to a home network

My wife and I share a home network which includes an Epson printer. My wife also has a Samsung laser printer attached to her computer via usb cable. Can I add this Samsung printer to the network (so I too can use it) BUT still have it attached by usb to my wife's computer?

Thanks in advance.

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03 Mar 2014   #2

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You can do this from Control Panel > Devices and Printers > Add a printer, then following instructions in this old post. It's about sharing a printer connected to a Windows XP machine, but the principle is the same when sharing a Windows 7 PC's printer.

In your case your wife's PC is the "XP computer" told in above mentioned post, the computer where the printer is connected. Do not forget that before printing to it you need to install correct Samsung laser printer drivers to your computer, too.

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03 Mar 2014   #3

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TonyVella, your wife also has to change the security tab on her printer to show that it is shared.

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