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Wireless Network Sharing a Printer

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  • Wireless Network
  • Printers
  • Wireless Networking
Last response: in Wireless Networking
April 16, 2004 12:59:03 PM

Hey guys,
I currenty running a wireless network with 3 PCs. The PCs in my garage is hooked up with a printer. How do I share the printer with the other 2 PCs? I have "File and Printer sharing" checked on the LAN Connection setting.

Thanks in advance.

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April 20, 2004 9:38:53 PM

Right click the printer icon, share. Ta da.

CCNA, MCSE, A+, Cisco Certified Wireless Field Engineer
April 21, 2004 12:31:10 PM

I believe that I have that option checked, but I'll double check that. Thanks
May 27, 2004 2:11:50 PM

I'm assuming it's a USB printer connected to one of the PC's with a wireless card, yeah?

if you have the windows XP firewall on that PC then the other PC's won't be able to use the printer. that could be a reason. I had this problem, until i removed the XP firewall and added Zone Alarm firewall and placed the other PC's private IP address into the "trusted" zone which allows printer and file sharing across the firewall.

It's a long shot, but this could also be your problem :)