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Old 04-20-07, 20:30
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Default Sharing Printers

Is it possible to share printers in a network without buying those expensive print servers?

I have a DSL gateway with one wired and one wireless computer. Two printers are connected to the wired computer. I heard from a friend that it's possible to share the printers by configuring some things in Windows XP. Although he has forgotten how to do this, I believe it has something to do with enabling file and printer sharing. Can anyone walk me through the procedure?
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Old 04-20-07, 21:53
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Don't know how to walk you through but I use this freeware for my home network and it is simple and works well
http://majorgeeks.com/Network_Magic_Basic_d5305.html
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Old 04-21-07, 01:33
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Thanks, musksnipe! Network Magic works as advertised. Still, does anyone know how to set up file/printer sharing through Windows XP without installing any third-party programs? And is the procedure any different in Windows Vista?
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Here's the procedure for XP -
http://www.ezlan.net/faq.html#scanner
I don't know about Vista.
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