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Hook printer up to network (cat5) and not use a server?

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July 13, 2009 12:05:27 AM

Whenever I have hooked a printer up to a network, I will use one computer as the 'server' which I install the printer drivers onto, and then I share it on that PC, and connect all other PCs to that machine.

But now, a friend has an all-in-one printer hooked up via ethernet to a router, with 2 computers wire to the router and 2 connected via WiFi.

Can I set this up so that not one computer is 'owning' (lol) the printer and all others go through that, but that all computers can use the printer independently? This is how he wants it so that any computer can be off and the others still work.

thanks
Jon

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July 13, 2009 1:16:26 AM

If the printer is connected via an ethernet cable then each computer can
communicate directly with it.
The installation disk could be run on each computer.
The drivers will be installed and the printer should be located and identified
by the install program.
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