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Printing from a laptop

Is there a way to print from a laptop on the lexmark5470 if it's connected to a desk top with a router. i have no print server and I this is not a wireless model.

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Yes, If your printer is connected to your laptop, it is possible for you to "share" your printer with other devices on the same networking subnet as your router.

First step is to share your printer. If you have Windows XP, you can go to START, Printers and Faxes and Right click on your printer and go to SHARING. Select the option for "Sharing this Printer". After this step do not forget to give the printer a name and use no spacing, for example "Printer". Click Apply and then Click "OK".

Now your printer is shared and will be broadcasted on your home network with your laptop acting as a print server.

In order to access the printer from another PC, you can use the UNC Path in order to access the printer.

You will need the computer name of the laptop to which you have the printer connected. Right Mouse click on "My computer" of your laptop, click on properties and then record the name from your laptop computer.

Now all you will need to do is to install the print drivers on your PC. Once they have been installed, you will need to configure a Local Port. Right Mouse CLick on the printer, Select Properties, Ports and click on "Add Port ...", Select "Local Port", Select "New Port".

Now you will need to type in the blank space th UNC path which will be "\\LAPTOPCOMPUTERNAME\SHAREDPRINTERNAME", and then select ok.

Try to send a test print from the printer, and you should be good to go. If not email me back.


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You'll need to share the printer on the desktop then add new printer on the laptop (when adding new printer you'll need to seach for network printers).
Prerequisite of this is that both machines are in the same workgroup and that file and printer sharing is on on both machines

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