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I have an HP C7280 printer connected to my network via wireless ethernet. I have two computers also on the same network, a laptop (Dell) and a desktop (Sony). Both run XP. When I go to print anything the printer is not listed. I have had to install/reinstall the printer software on each machine multiple times, but the printer keeps disappearing from my list of printers. I have to insert the HP disk and "add a device" each time I reboot the computers. What is wrong?

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You have install the printer on one computer and install it on the second computer but enabling share option so both can print to one printer.

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