Question about Printers & Copiers
If your using windows based computers, you can plug the computer into on usb port and make sure your computers are networked. Set your printer driver for sharing on the computer it is plugged into. Then go into the control panel of the other computer. Select printers. Select add a new printer. Select search for printers. If it is shared it will see it. You select it and install the drivers.
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
It would depend on whether the computers are in the same room or not, If they are in the same room then all you have to do is use a USB Switch. hook the printer to it then connect both computers to the switch, just change the computer thats used on the switch as and when needed. If you are wanting to use 2 computers over a network then its an entirely different solution.
First make sure your machine is set up for File and Print Sharing. Secondly, check to see if the printer you wish to use is set up for sharing also. If not, follow these directions.
1. Right click the printer to be shared.
2. Select Sharing on the menu
3. Name the Printer to be shared.
4. Click OK. A hand should appear under your printer.
Open your Printer Folder. Start/Settings/Printers.
Select Add Printer.
An Add Printer Wizard dialog box will appear, click on Next at the bottom.
• The dialog box will ask how the printer is attached to your computer.
• Select Network printer by clicking in the radio button.
• Click on Next at the bottom of the box.
The box will ask you for the path to the printer. Select browse. Your network neighborhood will open.
Find the name of the computer to which the printer is hooked up. Click on the name of the computer. Then click on the the printer name to highlight it . Click OK and Next
You can name the printer on this dialog box. Usually, the printer brand and room number is sufficient. The box will ask you if you want to print from a DOS program. The default is No. Click on Next at the bottom of the box.
If you have already installed the printer before, it will ask if you want to keep the same drivers. If your machine is having problems printing from this printer, which is why you are reinstalling, then select Replace existing driver. Otherwise, you can select Keep existing driver.
The dialog box asks if you wish to print a test page. Select Yes, and Finish.
Another box will come up and ask if the page successfully printed. If so, select yes.
You will see your new printer in your Printer Folder with a line underneath it indicating that this is a network printer.
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
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