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Old 21st December 2007, 19:30   #1
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I connect my laptop to my PC using Lan. However how do i print documents on the Laptop through the PC?
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Old 21st December 2007, 19:52   #2
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If the printer is installed on your PC, then simply to go printers>properties and sharing and enable. Once this is done, go to add new printer on your laptop and look for a network printer.

This will work quite easily since you already have connected your laptop and PC in a LAN.
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Thanks Sam, will i have to install the software of the printer on the laptop?
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A Normal printer won't need any software. You just need to goto Control Panel->Printers & Faxes->click on add a printer
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usually the printer drivers are installed automatically (by taking the best fit). it usually works well.
but if you have the printer CD then use it.
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Clarification please?

Do you mean your printer is connected (eg by USB cable) to another PC on your LAN, or do you mean it is a standing alone, with its own LAN card or connection to a print server box?

I think people are, probably safely, assuming the former --- but the latter is possible too.
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BUSA if the drivers are installed on PC then u wont have to install drivers on LAPTOP. Just follow the steps SAM told. I am using 2 printers like this.
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Ok guys, just tried its not working as of yet. I have enabled sharing of the printer, but on the laptop its still not detecting.
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My computer has a printer, and i have my Laptop connected by Lan(as i can use internet on the laptop by logging on the PC) However i want the ability of giving a command on the Laptop and print the document on the printer installed on the PC.
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BUSA go to Printers and Faxes there on left side click on Add a Printer.

Add a printer wizard will open there click on the radio button Add network printer, or a printer attached to another computer. Click next and Browse for a printer.

It will search for network printer. If it is unable to find then follow the following steps.

Instead of selecting Browse for a printer Select Connect to this printer. There type this "\\IPADRESS of PC\Printername" Eg. \\192.168.1.4\BUSAPrinter and click next. This method works 90% of the time.

Note: "\\" (without"") is necessary before ip address

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This should help;

Setting up Printer Sharing on a Windows Network*

You can use the HP Deskjet 550c drivers, they are universal drivers and can be used to install any printer for basic printing. If your printer is too old use the 500 driver.
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Did anybody mention making sure that File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks is ticked in Network Places ---> LAN?

If you are already able to share files between the two machines, then adding the printer should be easy.

Support for many printers is included in Windows already and, I have an idea that, when you install the printer on the remote machine, that it gets the drivers from the machine with the printer attached.
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