Tip of the Day 9-17-2010 Xp Printer Share



9-17-2010

Did you know if you have a newer or color printer running on a computer that has a wireless hookup and you want access to that better printer from your wireless laptop - you can print to it by following these simple steps.

If you are running Windows XP then follow these steps on the computer with the "better printer" already installed and operating.

1 Click Start menu
2 Click Control Panel
3 Click Printers and Faxes
4 Right click on the printer that you want to access to
5 Click sharing
6 Click "Share this printer"
7 Under "Share name" give it a name that you can easily recognize.
8 Click ok


On your wireless computer or laptop follow these steps.

1 Click Start menu
2 Click Control Panel
3 Click Printers and Faxes
4 Under printer tasks on the left side click on Add a printer
5 At the "Add Printer Wizard" click next
6 Choose "A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer"
7 Click Next and "Browse for a printer" your printer should come up in the "Shared Printers" list. Click on it and next
8 Making sure both computers are running Windows XP click on yes
9 Your choice is to select the "better printer" as the default or leave your original printer and chosing the "better printer" at your convenice.
10 Click finish and if asked send a test page to verify operation
If any questions or problems email us at service@repair-your-printer-now.com