Printer sharing for Windows XP printer sharing is a great tool if you multiple computers but only a printer. With printer-sharing, can your printer with only a computer connected, and you can all the computers on the network (connected to the router computer) to print the way to the printer. Not only are the computers that are hardwired to the network, but also print, if you have a wireless router, the computer with wireless cards both desktops and laptops “wireless” to the printer and print. Your Windows XP based computer built in everything you need for this already has.
Share the printer
You need to get on the computer that the printer is connected. On this computer, just go to start – > Control Panel – > printers and faxes.(May you must enable Classic view, map this symbol) Here appears a listed printer connected the installed imaging devices to your computer. If you have connected more than a printer to the computer, such as an inkjet printer and a laser printer, you will see a black circle with a white check mark; This indicates which printer as the default is set. Then click the right mouse button on the printer you want to share, click Properties. If the new window appears, click on the tab “Release” at the top of the window you want to be. You will notice two radio buttons, you want to click the radio button that says “Share this printer”. When the button is pressed, the “share name” appears automatically with a name, that released name will refer to your printer. I would recommend that you change this in your printer brand with a space and then model number, such as brother 7820. After your printer was released, and a common name, to apply at the bottom of the window.
Connect with the shared printer.
If the printer has been released, you can now get on the other computer that you want to be able, from print. Now we need to install the printer on the computer that it not associated. On the computer that is connected to the printer, go to start – > Control Panel – > printers and faxes. In the blue pan on the left side you see a box that the top that says printer tasks, and including a printer Add. Click on a printer, and the view of the Add Printer Wizard will, and at the bottom of that screen, click on next. You want to on the next screen choose “A network printer or printer connected to another computer” option, and then click Next. The next screen asks which printers do you want, that a connection to, and keep the option enabled to browse for a printer, and then click Next. Now, if you shared your printer in step 1 properly, it should appear with the name, the you it, and the printer is connected. Simply select the printer, and then click Next. The computer is now trying to install the driver for your printer, if it not the drivers available, must you download, or your installation cd, and point the installer to set the printer drivers were found. Once the drivers have installed, you a screen asking if you want that to be the default printer, this new installed printer is more than likely see it.
Test the printer
Since you have now connected with the shared printer, you should test the connection and make sure that everything is correctly installed. Go you again to start – > Control Panel – > printers and faxes, and right click the shared printer that you just installed, and then click Properties. You will see a button directly above the buttons OK and cancel the test page print says. Go ahead and click on, and as long as all the Setup is correct, you have a test page in your printer output tray installation.