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Sharing cannon printer MP170

I have a new office computer(Operating System-Vista) which is conected to another computer(Operating System-XP) by a network cable via a wireless router.
The printer is working fine when it is used by the my office printer but not by ther other computer.


How do i set up the other computer to print using the same printer?

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You can share your printer, go to printer properties check sharing option.
from other computer in your network go to printer and faxes, add printer, select add network printer and look the printer from network you mark as share, click next to complete adding network printer.

hope this will help you..

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If you want to make your printer a Stand-alone device (no need to be connected to a computer, just directly to the router) you may want to look at getting a Print-Server.

But if you just want to share the printers, you will have to install the printer separately on both computers (since they use 2 diff drivers for the printer), then share it on the vista computer. at this point you should now be able to print on both machines

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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