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Printer Sharing I have my HP LaserJet 3055 connected to my desktop I have a laptop that connected through wireless internet. I have the loading disk for the printer but when I load the disk it asks how the printer is connected so I state network but I'm not sure that correct because I really dont have a network just a laptop that connected wireless. How do I make the printer work from my laptop...

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On PC.... go to printer settings and set printer sharing to on and give it a name.

in network settings on both machines ensure they both have the same "Workgroup" name

then go into Network neighbourhood and press button for computer in my workgroup. you should find the PC listed there, double click on it and you should then be able to see the printer listed there, right click on printer and select install.. if asked for driver disk use to install drivers..

job done.....just like making a shared folder.

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