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For your information, your printer model is not a network
printer. So you can not use it individually from other computer in network. But
you can share it in LAN. In that case you can use it through the computer where
the printer attached directly & you have to make the PC turn on to use the
To share the printer in LAN, go to the printers and faxes wizard
in control panel. Right click on the printer and go to the sharing option. In this
properties select share the printer option and click on OK tab.
Any printer that isconnected to a computer and is connected on a LAN can be configured so allother computers on the same network can print to this printer. This means thecomputer with the printer attached to it MUST be booted up at all times whenother computers want to access the printer.
You need to install theprinter driver on the computer and configure it as a Shared printer.
The other computers on thenetwork need to add this printer to their computer.
Follow these steps toset-up a shared network printer :-
1. Connect the printer tothe computer and install the printer driver.
2. Open Printers and Faxes- right click on this printer and click Sharing - click Sharing tab and click
Share this printer, and then if you wish you could change theShare name, then click OK
3. Right click on theprinter - click Properties - click Print Test Page to confirm printerinstallation.
Follow these steps toconfigure the computers on your network :-
1. Open Printers and Faxes- click Add a printer - Next - select a network printer, or a printer attached to another computer - Next.
2. Select Browser for aprinter - Next
3. Click on and expand theMicrosoft Windows Network down to the computer with the printer - Next
4. Select Yes for - Usethis printer as the default printer - Next - Finish
5. Right click on theprinter - click Properties - click Print Test Page to confirm printerinstallation.
If this model HP does not have an expansion slot for a HP Jetdirect Print server, then to use this printer on your network you have two options. 1. Connect the printer to a desktop computer on your network and set it uo as a shared printer. This means this computer and printer needs to be powered up for the other computer on your network to print to the shared printer. 2. Connect the printer to a print server that is connected to your network.
Two ways to do this:
Since this is a USB printer and not a network printer you have to create a "share":
1. On the main computer that has the printer attached, go to the printer properties (START, PRINTERS AND FAXES, Right-click on the printer icon and select "sharing"
2. Select the Sharing" tab and select "Share this printer" radial.
3. Enter a short name for the printer in the "Share Name" box, such as: HP1610
4. Save that configuration and remember the "Name" you gave the share.
At each computer on your network:
1. Go to the printer setup sceeen (see #1 above)... and "ADD A PRINTER"
2. Select "Network" printer (not local printer)
3. Select "search for printers and the HP1610 will appear on the list.
4. Select it and follow the instructions from there...
1. Go to the computer where the printer is attached or connected. Go to Printer and Faxes under XP, right click on your printer icon, then click on share. On the same computer, click on Start then click on run. Type in cmd then click on OK. On the black window or command prompt, type in ipconfig then press enter. Take note of the IP address.
2. Go to a computer that you want to print on the printer. Click on start then click on run. type in \\IP address of the computer where the printer is attached. For example: On the run box type in \\192.168.1.2 the click on OK. You will see there a window and you can see there the printer that is attached to that computer. Just right click on it then click on Connect.
A 5 port switch (Hub) and network cables are about the simplest.
If the printer doesn't have a network port, you can add a small print server.
The print server is a little device the connect to the parallel port on the printer.
You then connect it to one of the ports on the switch (Hub)
Another way to share a printer is to connect the printer to one of the computers, and then share it. This is considering that you have the 2 computers networked together.
The drawback with this setup vs the first one, is that the computer that has the printer attached, must be on for the other computer to be able to print to it. The first setup, you only need to have the printer on, for either computer to be able to print to it.