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Printing with Windows

Setting Up Your Printer on a Network

For Windows Me, 98, 95
For Windows 2000 and NT 4.0
For Windows XP

This section tells you how to set up your printer so that other computers on a network can use it.

First, you need to set up the printer as a shared printer on the computer to which the printer is connected. Then, you must signify the network path to the printer from each computer to use the printer, and install the printer software on those computers.

Note:
This section describes how to use your printer as a shared printer on a network. To connect your printer directly to a network without setting it up as a shared printer, consult your network administrator.

For Windows Me, 98, 95

Setting up your printer as a shared printer

Follow these steps to share a printer connected directly to your computer with other computers on a network:

Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.

Double-click Network.

Click File and Print Sharing button.

Click the I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s) check box and click OK.

In the Network window, click OK.

In the Control Panel, double-click Printers.

Note:
  • If a dialog box requesting the Windows Me, 98 or 95 CD-ROM appears, insert the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, then follow the messages on the screen.
  • If a dialog box appears requesting you to restart your computer, do so. Then open the Printer folder, and continue from step 7.

Select your printer, and choose Sharing from the File menu.

Click Shared As radio button, enter the printer information as needed, then click OK.

Accessing the printer through a network

To access your printer from another computer on a network, follow these steps.

Note:
Your printer must be setup as a shared resource on the computer to which it is directly connected before you can access it from another computer.

On the computer you want to access the printer from, click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.

Double-click the Add Printer icon.

The Add Printer Wizard screen appears. Click Next.

Click Network printer, then click Next.

Click Browse.

Double-click the icon of the computer that is directly connected to the printer. Then click the printer's icon.

Click OK and follow the messages on the screen.


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For Windows 2000 and NT 4.0

Setting up your printer as a shared printer

Follow these steps to share a printer that is connected directly to your computer with others on a network.

Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.

Select your printer, then click Sharing on the File menu.

Click the Shared radio button and enter the Share Name.

Click OK.

Note:
Do not choose any drivers from the Alternate Drivers list.

Accessing the printer through a network

To access your printer from another computer on a network, follow these steps.

Note:
Your printer must be set up as a shared resource on the computer to which it is directly connected before you can access it from another computer.

Install the printer driver to the client computer form the software CD-ROM.

Open the Printer folder form the Control Panel, right-click your printer's icon, then open the Properties for your printer.

Click the Ports tab, then click Add Port.

The following dialog appears. Select Local Port, then click New Port.

The following dialog appears. In the text box, type the following information:

\\name of computer that is connected to the printer\name of the shared printer

Then click OK.

In the Printer Ports dialog box, click Close to return to the Ports menu.

On the Ports menu, make sure that the new port is added and the check box is selected. Click OK to close the printer driver.


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For Windows XP

Setting up your printer as a shared printer

Follow these steps to share a printer that is connected directly to your computer with others on a network.

Click Start, and then Printers and Faxes.

Right-click your printer icon, and click Sharing in the menu that appears. If the following menu appears, click Network Setup Wizard or If you understand the security risks but want to share printers without running the wizard, click here, and follow the on-screen instruction.

Select Share this printer, then type the name in the Share name box.

Click OK.

Note:
Do not choose any drivers from the Additional Drivers list.

Accessing the printer through a network

To access your printer from another computer on a network, follow these steps.

Note:
Your printer must be set up as a shared resource on the computer to which it is directly connected before you can access it from another computer.

Install the printer driver to the client computer from the software CD-ROM.

Click Start and open Printers and Faxes, right-click your printer's icon, then open the Properties for your printer.

Click the Ports tab, and click Add Port.

The following dialog appears. Select Local Port, then click New Port.

The following dialog appears. In the text box, type the following information:)

\\name of computer that is connected to the printer\name of the shared printer

Then click OK.

Close the Printer Ports dialog box to return to the Ports menu.

On the Ports menu, make sure that the new port is added and the check box is selected. Click OK to close the Properties.


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