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I one printer and keep coming up in network as two printers. when its only one. how do i remove the second printer share

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  • mast3rc0mple Apr 23, 2010

    I remove the the printer but keep showing up my network and get Network printer error 0x00000709

  • mast3rc0mple Apr 23, 2010

    Thank you for your help...

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Hello,

It is possible that it is been installed on the network twice, that is why it is showing two.

I believe one will be set to default, that is the one you will be using to print while you delete the other one.

Makesure you have test print on the one you set as default and it prints before you delete the other one.

Go to the one you want to remove and right click, you will see delete printer from network, delete it.

Regards.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

  • Sulaimon Jimoh Olayemi Apr 23, 2010

    Hello,

    This is a network, you can reinstall the printer driver and when ask to plug printer , cancel and reboot your sytem.


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Can the HP PSC 2410 printer be shared between 2 computers?


generally the printers with single USB port are dedicated for use with one computer.

However, depending on the way you connect the computers you can share the printer with more than one computer.
1. SET THE SECOND COMPUTER UP AS A NETWORK PRINTER

This is one of the most common ways to connect two home computers to the same printer. The advantage of this technique is that it doesn't cost you anything extra. You do require some computer literacy in networking though.

Firstly you physically connect the first computer to the printer via the provided cables. The second computer now needs to be set up as a network printer to have printing capabilities. The computer not physically hooked up sends a message via the network to the computer which is physically connected to print.

To set up the network connection in Windows follow these steps:

-Open the control panel

-Select the network or network and sharing icon

-You should see an icon named file and print sharing or simply print sharing. Turn on printer sharing if it is off.

(This requires your two computers to already share a network connection; otherwise you will have to set this up).
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/print_sharingw.mspx?mfr=true
2. PURCHASE A PRINTER SWITCH

A simple old fashioned way to connect two computers to one printer is by hooking them up to one switchbox in the middle. This switch is what is connected to the printer. This is a similar method to using a router to distribute the Internet to more then one computer.

This method is good for people who aren't very computer literate when it comes to networking. All you have to do is plug the cables in and off you go. However, it has one large disadvantage which is that the computers and printer all have to be in close proximity for the cables to reach.
The printer server should support the printer so that you can get maximum functionality from the printer device (including the multifunction feature).

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Gray-Steel-Two-Ports-Printer-Sharing-USB-Switch-Box-/180502082365?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Computers_Printer_Accessories&hash=item2a06c3333d

3. You can buy a printer server but for that you need to make sure the device fully supports the printer you have got including the multifunction features. Both computers will need to have network connection.
Something like http://www.netgear.com.au/au/Product/Print-Servers/Wired-Print-Servers/PS121

or
http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=354892

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How to connect USB Printer to the Home Network or Sharing a Printer to multiple...


Connecting the USB Printer to network

1) Right click on My computer (
2) Click on Properties
3) Click on Computer Name
4) Click on Change (where it says "To rename this computer or Join a domain, Click Change")
5) Give Name to your Work Group
"Type the some Name in the BOX"
6) Click OK and Restart the Computer

** NOW THIS COMPUTER IS A PART OF WORK GROUP **

(settings on Main Computer where the Printer is installed)
7) Now we can share whatever you wana share

8) Open control Panel

9) Open Printer and Faxes right
10) Right click on the Printer Icon and click on Properties

11) Click on Sharing

12) Click on share this printer and *Name the Printer if you want share

13) Click on Apply now this Printer is in Network

Network the Second Computer

13) Go to each computer

1) Click on Start - control pannel -
2) Click on Printers and Faxes
3) Click on Add a Printer
4) It will show Welcomr to Add Printer Wizard
5) Click on Next
6) Select "A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer
7) Select browse for a Printer and HIT NEXT
8) It will show you the WORK GROUP and when you hit on it it will show you the Printer
9) Click on Next and OK
Its Done the Printer is Shared and you can take a print out.

Note : The Main Computer should On in order to take Print-out


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Hope this will help you connecting your USB printer to the Home Network

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How do i connect the mx700 to a second computer through router


Hi there
Install "File and Print Sharing" on the computer with the printer.
This will allow the printer to be shared across the network.
However, the computer with the printer will have to be on in order for wireless clients to print through the router. It's not the most flexible solution, but it will work with existing equipment.
1. Click on "Start -> Control Panel -> Printers and Faxes."
2. Select the printer to be shared and right-click on it.
3. Select "Sharing."
4. Put a check mark in the "Share This Printer" option and give it a descriptive share name.
5. Click "OK."
6. Click on "Start -> Control Panel -> Printers and Faxes" on the computer that needs print access through the wireless router.
7. Select "Add a Printer," then hit the "Next" button.
8. Choose "A Network Printer" and hit the "Next" button again.
9. Click "Browse for a Printer," then "Next."
10. Find the printer you want to print to, then click "Next."
11. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish setting up the printer.

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Installing a network printer


Connecting the USB Printer to network

1) Right click on My computer
2) Click on Properties
3) Click on Computer Name
4) Click on Change (where it says "To rename this computer or Join a domain, Click Change")
5) Give Name to your Work Group
"Type the some Name in the BOX"
6) Click OK and Restart the Computer

** NOW THIS COMPUTER IS A PART OF WORK GROUP **

(settings on Main Computer where the Printer is installed)
7) Now we can share whatever you wana share

8) Open control Panel

9) Open Printer and Faxes right
10) Right click on the Printer Icon and click on Properties

11) Click on Sharing

12) Click on share this printer and *Name the Printer if you want share

13) Click on Apply now this Printer is in Network

Network the Second Computer

13) Go to each computer

1) Click on Start - control panel -
2) Click on Printers and Faxes
3) Click on Add a Printer
4) It will show Welcome to Add Printer Wizard
5) Click on Next
6) Select "A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer
7) Select browse for a Printer and HIT NEXT
8) It will show you the WORK GROUP and when you hit on it it will show you the Printer
9) Click on Next and OK
Its Done the Printer is Shared and you can take a print out.

Note : The Main Computer should On in order to take Print-out


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Hope this will help you connecting your USB printer to the Home Network

or IF YOU HAVE THE NETWORK PRINTER check the following steps


Adding a new network printer
1) Click on Start
2) Click on Printer and Faxes
3) From the left side of the window - click on Add a Printer
4) It will Pop up a new Screen (Add Printer Wizard Window
5) Click on Next
6) Select Local Printer
and Uncheck Automatically Detect and install my plug and play printer
7) Click on Next
8) Click the DROP-DOWN menu next to Use the following port
and if the Printer Queue is listed,select it and click NEXT


***IF it is not listed in the Menu,
Choose Create a new port
from the Type of the Port list - select Standard TCP/IP Port. Click Next
In the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard window, click Next.
In the Printer Name or IP Address field,
- Type the queue name of your printer and the Port Name field will be automatically filled in
Click Next
Click Finish

IF Required Install the Printer Drivers using the Disk
9) If you are asked whether you want to keep an existing driver, select Replace existing driver, then click Next.
10) In the Printer name field, type the printer's queue name, model name, location and double-sided or single-sided. If this is the printer you will be using most often, select Yes to use this printer as your default printer; otherwise, select No. Click Next.
11) If you are asked whether you wish to share the printer, select Do not share this printer. Click Next.
12) When you are asked whether to print a test page, select No
13) Click Next.
14) Click Finish.

Note : You may have to wait a few seconds for the Add Printer Wizard window to disappear and it may appear frozen.
If you receive a message that a Microsoft digital signature was not found, click Yes to continue the installation.

TEST THE PRINT

To check if the printer is working correctly, go to Start > Printers and Faxes. Right-click on the newly created printer, select Properties and then click on the button for Print Test Page.

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I have a Brother HL2070N printer. I have 2 computers and want to share the printer. I connected the printer via the USB port to Computer 1 and it prints fine. I set the printer to SHARED. Computer 1 has...


hi there,

Because printers and networks vary, the best instructions for setting up and networking your printer should be in its users manual. Also, your network-ready printer may have come with installation software that can help you share the printer over the network.

There are three main steps you need to take when networking a printer, including the following: Enable the File And Printer Sharing setting, Make the printer available to all users, and Direct PCs to the printer.

For detailed instructions on sharing printers at home, please refer to the "Get Your House In Order" article in the "See Also:" section below.

For detailed instructions on sharing printers in a small business, please refer to the "Select & Share The Right Printer For Your Small Business"

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How do I connect my printer to be used by 2 computers?


Install it on one computer and share it by right clicking it in the Printers and faxes folder and choosing Sharing. And secondly connect the 2nd computer to the shared printer.

But if you're on a network and your printer does have a network port you should install the the printer on both the machines by choosing network printer as you're installing it.

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Wireless printing from laptop


If you have your laptop and pc networked you can simply "share the printer....If not, you have to do that first......then "Right click" on your canon printer icon in "Printers and Faxes", left click "sharing", select "share this printer and name it whatever you want.
Then go to "add printers" (on your Laptop), "add printer" (the add printer wizard comes up), click "next", slect "a network printer..", select "browse for Printer". In the next box you should see your home network, you may have to click on this to search for available resources, then you should see your printer, double click on it to transfer the files to your laptop. You can use this process for any and all printers you may have conected.
You are now sharing the printer from your PC, so keep in mind that it has to be "ON" in order to print from your laptop.

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Use two computers with one printer


Printer Sharing (This is good for Windows 2000, XP and Vista)
Sharing will be very easy if your network is working.
You need to consider the computer where the printer connected as the "Host" and the other computer that wants to print to that printer as the "Client".
Before you do such sharing, you need to acquire each computer's IP address.
You can do it by accessing MSDOS Prompt and typing in ipconfig/all. Write down your IP addresses and the share name on a paper.
For your Host:
Install the driver, make sure that you can print on direct bi-directional connection (such as USB).
Go to Control Panel >Printers and Faxes* >Sharing >Share this printer >Type in your share name, good example is PRINTER (this is case sensitive).
For your Client:
Install the driver, make sure that you can print, same with the Host.
Go to Control Panel >Printers and Faxes* >Properties >Ports >Add Port >Add local port type in \\ (the IP Addressof the Host) \ (share name), click OK.
ex. \\192.168.1.3\PRINTER (watch your backslash, no spaces)
*Term used is "Printers" for Windows Vista and Windows 2000

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To use two computers with hp psc 2110v printer


It would depend on whether the computers are in the same room or not, If they are in the same room then all you have to do is use a USB Switch. hook the printer to it then connect both computers to the switch, just change the computer thats used on the switch as and when needed. If you are wanting to use 2 computers over a network then its an entirely different solution.

Step One:
First make sure your machine is set up for File and Print Sharing. Secondly, check to see if the printer you wish to use is set up for sharing also. If not, follow these directions.
1. Right click the printer to be shared.
2. Select Sharing on the menu
3. Name the Printer to be shared.
4. Click OK. A hand should appear under your printer.
Step Two:
Open your Printer Folder. Start/Settings/Printers.
Select Add Printer.

Step Three:
An Add Printer Wizard dialog box will appear, click on Next at the bottom.

Step Four:
• The dialog box will ask how the printer is attached to your computer.
• Select Network printer by clicking in the radio button.
• Click on Next at the bottom of the box.

Step Five:
The box will ask you for the path to the printer. Select browse. Your network neighborhood will open.

Find the name of the computer to which the printer is hooked up. Click on the name of the computer. Then click on the the printer name to highlight it . Click OK and Next

Step Six:
You can name the printer on this dialog box. Usually, the printer brand and room number is sufficient. The box will ask you if you want to print from a DOS program. The default is No. Click on Next at the bottom of the box.

Step Seven:
If you have already installed the printer before, it will ask if you want to keep the same drivers. If your machine is having problems printing from this printer, which is why you are reinstalling, then select Replace existing driver. Otherwise, you can select Keep existing driver.

Step Eight:
The dialog box asks if you wish to print a test page. Select Yes, and Finish.

Step Nine:
Another box will come up and ask if the page successfully printed. If so, select yes.
You will see your new printer in your Printer Folder with a line underneath it indicating that this is a network printer.

Sep 13, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Netgear wireless adapter


Actually i did use win zero config.
My workgroup is correct (because I'm getting the shared internet access)
I'm using XP Pro
I've enabled all the necessary services in Admin Tools
So I can connect t the network its just that when i try to browse the network to locate the shared printers i can't

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