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I am trying to share a printer with my wireless laptop

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U have to install either a wired print server and cable to pc - router - server, or install a wireless print server. follow installation instructions to install. The printer has to have an IP address to be shared.

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Good Luck! Take your time.
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To open the Printers and Faxes folder

• Click Start and then click Control Panel.
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• In the Printers and Faxes folder. Click the printer's icon and, in the tasks pane, click Share This Printer.
• Open the printer's Properties dialog box, and click on the Sharing tab.
• Click Share Name, and then clicked OK.

That's it
Now you have a network printer, you are ready to connect to it and print from other computers on the network.

To connect to the printer

•O pen Control Panel, and click Printers and Other Hardware.
•C lick Add a Printer.
• Instead of adding a local printer, though, click Printer Connection and then browse the network for the printer.

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