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how to use windows 7 to share a usb printer with others on your network

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April 12, 2012 8:16:58 AM

Hello,
how can i share a usb printer conected to a windows 7 pc to other computers running windows xp and windows 7?
April 12, 2012 12:22:57 PM

Go to Network and Sharing Center and turn on "file and printer sharing". Then share your printer. You may also need to add the other PCs in Advanced Sharing.
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November 10, 2013 12:41:12 AM

This worked perfectly for me. Gateway Tower, Windows 7, Canon Pixma MP210 All In One Printer/Scanner Connected by USB to tower.
My tower is connected directly by ethernet to my time warner surfboard modem. I imagine this WIKI HOW link will work for most inquiring about this subject who can or do connect their laptop or desktop to their wireless modem via ethernet. No separate print server needed. Simple as 1-2-3.
Don't let the router in the link throw you. If you have a wireless modem with more than one port you have a router. Good luck. It's easy.
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Printer-Wireless-With-a-W...
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