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Im adding the mfc7420 usb as a new printer i wanted to know which port should i use as this is a shared printer.

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You can use usb port or lan port for shared printer.

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I have TVSE 240 printer that have parreal port for PC conection, but in my New PC and Laptop this port is not available, how can i use this printer with my new PC and Laptop that have USB port only


With most printers there is a software download for your printer. Download and install the software should walk you through the process. That said, plug in the USB into your New PC and the software should find a driver, i don't know your OS, and it SHOULD work. You may not get the Full fuctions of the printer until you install the Full software for the printer. If this is your printer the software will be found here, in case you do not have it:http://www.support.xerox.com/support/phaser-240/downloads/enus.html?operatingSystem=win7x64 I do not see that it is wireless? Just connect to the New PC via a USB port in the rear of the new PC. Use Device and Printers on start menu to ADD a Printer. When you have added the printer, right click and choose Sharing, Share this Printer. Set up a Home network on the New PC that has the printer attached. Re-Boot. On your laptop set up to the Home network that you just created on the NewPC with the printer. Reboot the laptop, you will get a network message like Welcome to "your: network. Go to the laptops printer section in start menu and Add a Printer, it will pop up if configured correctly, some changes may be made in Network and Sharing. Now you can print through your network "wirelessly". if you need assistance respond to this post.

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How to connect the Printer to a network ?


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.

on Jan 22, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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What to connect printer to new laptop..


Follow these steps :
•1
If you have you have the installation CD that came with your printer, insert it into the CD-drive of your laptop and complete the installation process.
•2
If you do not have the installation CD, go to the printer manufacturer's website and find the support section for your printer model number. Download the driver for your printer and install it onto your laptop.
•3
Once you have installed the driver and software for your printer, plug the printer cable into your laptop's USB port, and the laptop should immediately recognize the printer.
•4
If the printer you want to add is attached to another computer on the same network as the laptop, you can share the printer without actually adding it. Go to the computer that the printer is attached to. Click the "Start" button, select "Control Panel," then select "Network and Internet" and click "Network and Sharing Center." Click the arrow next to "Printer Sharing." Select "Turn On Printer Sharing" and then click the "Apply" button. Make sure the shared printer is turned on.
•5
Go to your laptop and click the "Start" button. In the search box, type "\\" and the name of the computer with the attached shared printer (for example, enter "\\mydesktop"). Click "Enter."
•6
In the folder that opens on your screen, double-click "Printers." You should see the shared printer on your network. Double-click the shared printer. Windows automatically adds it to your laptop and installs the driver software. Click the "Next" button. The printer is successfully added to your laptop and should be visible in your "Printers" folder.

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Got a new computer supports window 7 and sharing with my other computer which is the host and has the printer which is a lexmark 5600-6600 series.. when i go to print it says this incorrect port...


This printer and this software (on your laptop) want to hold hands directly ... not through a proxy. You have solved your own issue ... plug the Lex into the new computer.

Sep 27, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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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


--

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.

Jan 22, 2010 | HP LaserJet 2605DTN Color Printer

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Can I connect my printer to the uverse router USB port for sharin


If your using Windows operating system you can share your printer. That way you can keep your printer on one pc and when the other pc wants to print it will connect to your printer over your home network and print.
How to setup it in Windows XP
To share the printer, I opened the Printers and Faxes folder on the computer that was connected to my printer.
To open the Printers and Faxes folder
• Click Start and then click Control Panel.
• Click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
• In the Printers and Faxes folder, I clicked the printer's icon and, in the tasks pane, I clicked Share This Printer.
• I opened the printer's Properties dialog box, and clicked on the Sharing tab.
• I clicked Share Name, and then clicked OK.
That's it—the printer was immediately available for other computers to use.
Now that I had a network printer, I was ready to connect to it and print from other computers on the network.
To connect to the printer
• I opened Control Panel, and clicked Printers and Other Hardware.
• I clicked Add a Printer.
• Instead of adding a local printer, though, I clicked Printer Connection and then browsed the network for the printer.
The whole process took less than a minute before I was printing to the network printer as though it was connected to the computer.

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Can i connect my f4180 printer to a router and access it wirelessly


Your printer uses a USB interface and can be connected to a wireless network using a print server simular to the Linksys WPSM54G.

I have also found on the web several wireless routers that incorporate a USB print server function, that is they have a USB port that connects to your printer and allows it to be shared on the network.

Be careful not all routers with USB ports are for printers, these newer routers have USB ports for adding network shared disk storeage boxes and do not support printers.

They all incorporate a user friendly WEB based configuration program to help you do this so don't think you need a degree in computer science.

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Wireless laptop cannot connect to network printer


Found this solution:
  1. On Vista PC go to "Control Panel" - "Printers" - "Add printer".
  2. - Believe or not, click "Add a local printer" (I know you want to add a network printer but that way it doesn't work).
  3. - Click "Create a new port" - "Local Port" - "Next"
  4. - In the next box you have to enter a port name like this:\\PC name\Printer name where "PC name" is the network name of the XP PC or Network Share where you have the printer and "Printer name" is the network name of that printer. Be careful with this names. Check in your XP PC "Control Panel" - "Printers and faxes" - "your printer" - right click - "share" - "share resources name"
  5. - Choose the manufacturer and printer model of the printer you are adding.
  6. - Now the printer will be added and you can print a test page or print something to test it.
Let me know if it's working for your config as it worked for me

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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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The g 610 printer is not recognized by my computer and therefore I am unable to print photos from my files.


We had the USB port in upside down on the printer (go figure)! Once we reversed the USB cord and updated the software using the Kodak trouble shooting site,my computer added the new printer.

But we were still unable to print from the Kodak easy share, but were able to print from Adobe Photo shop.

Thanks for responding.

Al

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