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Need to access network printer

I have a Canon Pixma Printer hooked up to my desktop computer. My desktop has a Linksys Router hooked to it which I use for my laptop and a second PC. I would like to use the printer with my laptop and second PC but don't know the steps to take to make it work. I did see a question that was similar to mine, but all it says was to hook an ethernet cable to the router. I'm afraid that I need more desriptive directions. Help if you can....Thanks.

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First you need to have all pc conected to the router via a "network " cable aka " CAT5" then, if you running windows goto control panel> network set-up wizard and follow the prompts and you"ll be on your way

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