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Trying to connect my laptop to the printer. The printer is currently connected to my desktop and i want to share.

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You can load the printer driver to your laptop, but make sure you configure the printer to the networkl printer port. make sure both computer have the same domain name as well and you can access files vice versa from laptop to desktop.

Hope this helps

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