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Old 02-15-2008, 08:36 PM   #1
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hello, my question is how do you add a printer to your laptop coz after following the add printer quidelines on windows, it says it can not detect any printer yet i have a home printer connected to the home pc. help pliz

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Do you have the home pc sharing the printer? and if so, are both PC's on the same workgroup?

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Basically i wanna know how to connect to the home printer so i can print from my laptop instead!
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ok...is the home pc sharing the printer? and if so are the laptop and home pc in the same workgroup?

edit: or do you need step by step instructions?
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Is this printer networked or just attached to the other computer?
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Hi all, I have the same question/problem and just to clarify my set up; Main desktop PC is wired into a router. Laptop is WiFi to router. Printer is wired into desktop pc. What I would like to do is to be able to print from the laptop via the main PC. I realise I will need the PC on but I rarely print from the laptop and this will not be a problem. Trust this make sence.
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Hi all, I have the same question/problem and just to clarify my set up; Main desktop PC is wired into a router. Laptop is WiFi to router. Printer is wired into desktop pc. What I would like to do is to be able to print from the laptop via the main PC. I realise I will need the PC on but I rarely print from the laptop and this will not be a problem. Trust this make sence.
Open control panel on main computer, go to printers and faxes, right-click on the printer you want to use, click on "sharing" in the dropdown menu, follow the instructions to share the printer.
Make sure main computer and printer are switched on, go to control panel/printers & faxes on the laptop, if everything else on the network (workgroup etc) is set up properly you should see the printer there, called "Auto ....whatever the printer is" (you may have to close Printers & faxes and reopen it before it shows up) right click on it and set it to "Default Printer" and you should now be able to print to it without problems.
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Thank you Ivanhoe76, works a treat.
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Thank you Ivanhoe76, works a treat.
No problem, Richzep, glad to help anytime

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