"S N" <uandme72@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I have a WAN in my office made up of certificate security enabled
> different LANs.
> Windows file and printer sharing is disabled on this network and the
> network addresses are alotted using DHCP.
> Is it possible to share a printer attached to a PC on this network using
> TCPIP without using Windows printer sharing.
> What are the required settings for sharing?
> S N
If I get this straight, the printer is attached to a computer and not
directly to the network. If this is correct you must have printer sharing
enabled on the computer that has the printer attached. The host computer
actually controls the printer not the network in this case. The network
attached to the computer uses the computer's IP address that is supplied by
DHCP and would have no way of transferring data through the host computer
without printer sharing enabled and the printer would never show up on the
If the printer has it's own lan card installed or you have a network printer
server attached to the printer's input (it is attached directly to a switch,
hub or router and has it's own IP address) then you would not need to attach
it directly to a computer for sharing the printer through the network.