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Share printer I have 2 computer's in the same room. one uses Windows XP and is connected directly to a cable modem and a netgear wireless router. The other one uses Windows Vista (wireless connection) and is connected to a brother mfc-440cn all-in-one. How can I get both computers to use the same printer?

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  • donaldbo Dec 28, 2008

    I have a similar problem except that my Brother 440-CN printer is connected to the Dell desktop running Windows XP. The dektop is connected to my Linksys-G wireless router by means of an ethernet cable. My Dell laptop runs Vista. I've followed the instructins for setting up a home network but can't get either computer to see the other one nor the printer.

    Actually, at one point it did work but it didn't last long. I've not succeeded in re-establishing the home network since. I don't know if the fact that one computer connects via wireless while the other connecte directly to the router is an issue.


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First you have to set up a home network between both your computers, once that is established run an networking cable to your printer it should all be ran through a networking hub so all machines can communicate with one another

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