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I have 2 towers connected, how can I use printer & internet from both?

I purchased a KVM switch & connected my 2 towers together but I don't know how to get both towers to use the Internet or the same printer. One tower is a HPwith Windows XP. The other is basically a Heinz 57 with Windows XP. Both have been connected to the Internet & the printer separately. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, I've tried 'sharing' the networks, other than that I don't know if I'm on the right track. Please help!!!

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Try using the same network name for all PCs under the same network, you can change this on the Computer Name tab of the My PC properties.

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If your both lap are connected in any way you can share printer to both your lap. Please try the following steps:

Step 1): Install the printer drivers to your first lap.
Step 2): Connect your printer to your first lap and turn it on.
Step 3): Navi gate Start -> Printer and Faxes
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Step 4): Right Click on the printer icon whic you want to share and select Sharing.. from the pop-up menu appeared.
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Step 5): On sharing tab click on Share this printer radio button and give a Share name also tick the list in the directory.
Step 5): Clik on Ok

Now your printer is ready to share to other computer in your network.

Step 6): In the second lap navigate Navi gate Start -> Printer and Faxes
It will open the Printer and Faxes window including all your printer installed.
Step 7): Click on Add printer to left panel of the window
Step 8): Click Next
Step 9): There will be option Local or Network select Network and click Next
Step 10) Again Next, The find printer dialog will be open. Type the firs 1 or 2 letters of the your printer name which you have given in share name of first lap and then clik find.
Step 11): The printer will be listed in a list Select and click ok and click on next in next dialog.

and now you can enjoy..........:))

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