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Old 03-24-08, 21:33
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Default How do I hook up a printer to my laptop

I have a question in regards to hooking up a printer to a laptop that has a wireless internet connection. I have my compaq home pc hooked up to a cable modem and wireless router, and my printer is hooked up directly into my home pc. I recently got a laptop and it came already with wireless capability because it was hooked up to the internet in my place as soon as I turned it on. My question is how can I get my laptop to print things off of the printer that is hooked up to my home pc? I don't have a disk for the printer as it came with the home computer, so which disk would I need to use, the one with drivers and devices or how else can I get the laptop to print off of that printer?
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Default Re: How do I hook up a printer to my laptop

Welcome to MajorGeeks SandFrack! I have a similar setup using XP pro. On my desktop connected to the printer, I went to control panel, printers, right clicked on my printer, selected sharing, and shared the printer on my network.

On my laptop, from the control panel, Printers and faxes, add a printer, A network printer, follow the steps. If you have problems, post them.

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Default Re: How do I hook up a printer to my laptop

Also, the computer that the printer is attached to must be turned on for you to be able to print.
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You can turn them off? :D

Good point plodr. I am so used to my setup being on 24/7, it did not even cross my mind.

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