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Connect mulitple Computers to one printer

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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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.

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.

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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.

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