I just bought a Office Pro K5400dn printer. I have to computers to connect to it. The old set up was 2 pararel cables connected to a A/B switch box then to the printer. Since the new printer uses USB, what do I need to have the same set up?.
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Re: connect mulitple Computers to one printer
Is your computer is networked or connected to each other? if its networked then you can use network printer sharing.
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.
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.
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Yes, you can definitely share one printer to multiple computers. All you need to have is a ethernet hub or some call it network hub and Cat5 cable. Ethernet Hub is a simple, small and inexpensive gadget to connect multiple computers together.For the Cat5 cable is popularly known as LAN cable. For you to share your printer, connect it on a ethernet hub as well as your computers using a Cat5 cable. Once everything is connected to the Ethernet hub fix the network and that's it. Everyone that is on the network can use the printer.
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My suggestion would be to connect an ethernet cable from the printer to the router. This is a more stable connection for the printer on the network.
All of your wireless computers will be able to connect to it and print to it as long as they are connected to the network.
To get the printer back in wired mode, you will need to reset the printer and network card of the printer.
1. Turn off power 2. Hold down go Button while switching back on 3. Wait 2 secondes before letting go and press the go button 8 times quickly 4. Wait for the unit to finish warming up 5. Repeat steps 1 and 2 6. Wait 2 secondes before letting go and press the go button 7 times quickly this time 7. Wait for the unit to finish warming up then plug in the ethernet cable.
Share the printer. give everyone access or enable Guest account create password. go to the other computer look for the computer which the printer is connected. Right click on the printer the install. i will automatically install the drivers to the computer. and make sure all computers connected are in the same WORKGROUP.
there are two cartridge one is the ink cartridge which can be found on the left side of the printer (in front)and the other one is the head cartridge that can be found on the right side if you will open the printer cover that is the carriage check it if the flip cover is lock properly then try to reinsert the head cartridge..
You will need to find or set an ip address for the printer. if you are lucky the printer will be set to dhcp and will have an address, if not you will need to manually set an address. After that you will need to configure the pc's with "LPR" ports that will talk directly to the printer.
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At the same time,,no,u have to either use the parralel port or usb at one point of time
this printer was actually launched when the transition just started,,usb printers were new and the parrallel printers were already in use..so its like a backup,,if parrallel port on ur comp doesnt work,,then use the usb
1. Go to Printers and Faxes
Right click on the printer u are using. Select Share this printer.
2. Set up a home or small office network with Internet connection connected, Printers on on both computers and identify both of them saperately.
For this you need to connect both computers with a cross cable.
3. after the home or small office setup is complete add a new printer from your Printer and Faxes menu. Search your printer automatically and choose it from the llist system provides and select the printer as default if needed.
4. Try taking a 'Test Printout' from the Concerned printer's properties page.
5. if this works, you have successfully installed the printer and are ready to take prints.