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Setting up a wireless printer

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Josh_b

#1
Can anyone explain to me how i set up a printer wirelessly? My desktop
computer is the one that the printer is connected to (which runs on windows
XP) but i want to set up a wireless connection to my Laptop (which runs on
Vista) so i can print my documents easily. can anyone tell me how?
 

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Josh_b

#2
i forgot to mention that i can connect to the internet via a D-Link wireless
G broadband router, and the printer is a HP Photosmart 7960. iam not sure if
this information is necessary but its there if needed.

"Josh_b" wrote:

> Can anyone explain to me how i set up a printer wirelessly? My desktop
> computer is the one that the printer is connected to (which runs on windows
> XP) but i want to set up a wireless connection to my Laptop (which runs on
> Vista) so i can print my documents easily. can anyone tell me how?
 

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Not Me

#3
Set the printer as shared on the computer it is attached to.
when you go to add a printer in Vista, it should show up in Network Pronters

"Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Can anyone explain to me how i set up a printer wirelessly? My desktop
> computer is the one that the printer is connected to (which runs on
> windows
> XP) but i want to set up a wireless connection to my Laptop (which runs on
> Vista) so i can print my documents easily. can anyone tell me how?
 

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Josh_b

#4
this mite sound dumb but how do i make it shared?


"Not Me" wrote:

> Set the printer as shared on the computer it is attached to.
> when you go to add a printer in Vista, it should show up in Network Pronters
>
> "Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:CDE1AB33-C22B-4D6B-9EAC-D151D193BA9F@xxxxxx

> > Can anyone explain to me how i set up a printer wirelessly? My desktop
> > computer is the one that the printer is connected to (which runs on
> > windows
> > XP) but i want to set up a wireless connection to my Laptop (which runs on
> > Vista) so i can print my documents easily. can anyone tell me how?
>
>
>
 

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MICHAEL

#5
http://www.home-network-help.com/vista-printer-sharing.html

Vista Printer Sharing How to


-Michael

"Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:956983E8-0AAE-471F-BD29-A3C4A9B44969@xxxxxx

> this mite sound dumb but how do i make it shared?
>
>
> "Not Me" wrote:
>

>> Set the printer as shared on the computer it is attached to.
>> when you go to add a printer in Vista, it should show up in Network Pronters
>>
>> "Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:CDE1AB33-C22B-4D6B-9EAC-D151D193BA9F@xxxxxx

>> > Can anyone explain to me how i set up a printer wirelessly? My desktop
>> > computer is the one that the printer is connected to (which runs on
>> > windows
>> > XP) but i want to set up a wireless connection to my Laptop (which runs on
>> > Vista) so i can print my documents easily. can anyone tell me how?
>>
>>
>>
 

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Josh_b

#6
i tried that website but i dont get step 1?? where do i find the networks
card properies window? please help?


"MICHAEL" wrote:

> http://www.home-network-help.com/vista-printer-sharing.html
>
> Vista Printer Sharing How to
>
>
> -Michael
>
> "Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:956983E8-0AAE-471F-BD29-A3C4A9B44969@xxxxxx

> > this mite sound dumb but how do i make it shared?
> >
> >
> > "Not Me" wrote:
> >

> >> Set the printer as shared on the computer it is attached to.
> >> when you go to add a printer in Vista, it should show up in Network Pronters
> >>
> >> "Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >> news:CDE1AB33-C22B-4D6B-9EAC-D151D193BA9F@xxxxxx
> >> > Can anyone explain to me how i set up a printer wirelessly? My desktop
> >> > computer is the one that the printer is connected to (which runs on
> >> > windows
> >> > XP) but i want to set up a wireless connection to my Laptop (which runs on
> >> > Vista) so i can print my documents easily. can anyone tell me how?
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
 

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P

Patrick C

#7
I purchased a wireless print server (Netgear) on Ebay it was refurbished.
The only problem I'm having is it occasionally prints half a page but
corrects itself. I'm going to pick up a Netgear wireless router to see if
it helps (currently using Ativa). I disabled bi-directional printing and
start printing after last job is spooled which seemed to help.

"Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:CDE1AB33-C22B-4D6B-9EAC-D151D193BA9F@xxxxxx

> Can anyone explain to me how i set up a printer wirelessly? My desktop
> computer is the one that the printer is connected to (which runs on
> windows
> XP) but i want to set up a wireless connection to my Laptop (which runs on
> Vista) so i can print my documents easily. can anyone tell me how?
 

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L

LAB Enterprises

#8
Hi Josh

I was thinking about getting one of those as well for a secondary printer of
mine - glad to hear they work. Any idea if an all-in-one type printer will
work with a wireless adaptor? I mean for scanning?

Lori

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"Patrick C" <me@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> I purchased a wireless print server (Netgear) on Ebay it was refurbished.
> The only problem I'm having is it occasionally prints half a page but
> corrects itself. I'm going to pick up a Netgear wireless router to see if
> it helps (currently using Ativa). I disabled bi-directional printing and
> start printing after last job is spooled which seemed to help.
>
> "Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:CDE1AB33-C22B-4D6B-9EAC-D151D193BA9F@xxxxxx

>> Can anyone explain to me how i set up a printer wirelessly? My desktop
>> computer is the one that the printer is connected to (which runs on
>> windows
>> XP) but i want to set up a wireless connection to my Laptop (which runs
>> on
>> Vista) so i can print my documents easily. can anyone tell me how?
>
 

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D
#9
Follow this to share the printer on the XP computer. You shouldn't have to
mess with the Additional Drivers part...
http://www.home-network-help.com/share-printer.html


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"Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:C1E9752B-6681-4DAA-8777-1F408DD4376D@xxxxxx

> i tried that website but i dont get step 1?? where do i find the networks
> card properies window? please help?
>
>
> "MICHAEL" wrote:
>

>> http://www.home-network-help.com/vista-printer-sharing.html
>>
>> Vista Printer Sharing How to
>>
>>
>> -Michael
>>
>> "Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:956983E8-0AAE-471F-BD29-A3C4A9B44969@xxxxxx

>> > this mite sound dumb but how do i make it shared?
>> >
>> >
>> > "Not Me" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Set the printer as shared on the computer it is attached to.
>> >> when you go to add a printer in Vista, it should show up in Network
>> >> Pronters
>> >>
>> >> "Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> >> news:CDE1AB33-C22B-4D6B-9EAC-D151D193BA9F@xxxxxx
>> >> > Can anyone explain to me how i set up a printer wirelessly? My
>> >> > desktop
>> >> > computer is the one that the printer is connected to (which runs on
>> >> > windows
>> >> > XP) but i want to set up a wireless connection to my Laptop (which
>> >> > runs on
>> >> > Vista) so i can print my documents easily. can anyone tell me how?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
 

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#10
Post to one of the Microsoft networking groups.

"Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:CDE1AB33-C22B-4D6B-9EAC-D151D193BA9F@xxxxxx

> Can anyone explain to me how i set up a printer wirelessly? My desktop
> computer is the one that the printer is connected to (which runs on
> windows
> XP) but i want to set up a wireless connection to my Laptop (which runs on
> Vista) so i can print my documents easily. can anyone tell me how?
 

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P

Patrick C

#11
I'm using it with an all in one but scanning doesn't work there are all in
ones that come with wireless build in probably works with them. Oh and that
was enabled start printing after last job spooled.

If you want you can enable printer sharing on the desktop which would have
to be on when you want to print then set up the laptop to print to that
network printer.

"LAB Enterprises" <orders@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:7443155E-BBA6-49E1-A4C2-B425FBF3496E@xxxxxx

> Hi Josh
>
> I was thinking about getting one of those as well for a secondary printer
> of mine - glad to hear they work. Any idea if an all-in-one type printer
> will work with a wireless adaptor? I mean for scanning?
>
> Lori
>
> --
> Shop for clothes, boots, gothic, jewelry, collectible, Egyptian and more!
> LAB Enterprises - orders@xxxxxx
> Read our blog with links to all our stores at www.Labeshops.com
>
> "Patrick C" <me@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:YSCqj.9531$Ej5.3093@xxxxxx

>> I purchased a wireless print server (Netgear) on Ebay it was refurbished.
>> The only problem I'm having is it occasionally prints half a page but
>> corrects itself. I'm going to pick up a Netgear wireless router to see
>> if it helps (currently using Ativa). I disabled bi-directional printing
>> and start printing after last job is spooled which seemed to help.
>>
>> "Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:CDE1AB33-C22B-4D6B-9EAC-D151D193BA9F@xxxxxx

>>> Can anyone explain to me how i set up a printer wirelessly? My desktop
>>> computer is the one that the printer is connected to (which runs on
>>> windows
>>> XP) but i want to set up a wireless connection to my Laptop (which runs
>>> on
>>> Vista) so i can print my documents easily. can anyone tell me how?
>>
 

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M

MICHAEL

#12
Josh,

There's a few ways to get there;

Right-click the network icon in the bottom right of
your computer screen. Select "Network and Sharing Center".
You should see the router you are connected to, and then
"View Status", click that. Then click "Properties". The next
screen that pops up will be the one you're looking for.
Look for "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks".
check it. Then click "OK".

Continue with the rest of the instructions.

You can also access your network card's properties
through Device Manager.


-Michael



"Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:C1E9752B-6681-4DAA-8777-1F408DD4376D@xxxxxx

> i tried that website but i dont get step 1?? where do i find the networks
> card properies window? please help?
>
>
> "MICHAEL" wrote:
>

>> http://www.home-network-help.com/vista-printer-sharing.html
>>
>> Vista Printer Sharing How to
>>
>>
>> -Michael
>>
>> "Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:956983E8-0AAE-471F-BD29-A3C4A9B44969@xxxxxx

>> > this mite sound dumb but how do i make it shared?
>> >
>> >
>> > "Not Me" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Set the printer as shared on the computer it is attached to.
>> >> when you go to add a printer in Vista, it should show up in Network Pronters
>> >>
>> >> "Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> >> news:CDE1AB33-C22B-4D6B-9EAC-D151D193BA9F@xxxxxx
>> >> > Can anyone explain to me how i set up a printer wirelessly? My desktop
>> >> > computer is the one that the printer is connected to (which runs on
>> >> > windows
>> >> > XP) but i want to set up a wireless connection to my Laptop (which runs on
>> >> > Vista) so i can print my documents easily. can anyone tell me how?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
 

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Josh_b

#13
hey thanks all for your advice, i have made progress like i think i set up a
network between the computers, like this thing came up 'people near me?' is
this progress? how do i pick up the other computer but?? I cant still seem to
print tho... it keps saying that the printer is offline? it is plugged into
the "host" computer... the desktop, but i dont no what ive done?? when i go
start, connect to, it only has the DLink internet thin not the Desktop?? can
any one give me any more help on how to do this??? PLEASE???

"Bob" wrote:

> Post to one of the Microsoft networking groups.
>
> "Josh_b" <Joshb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:CDE1AB33-C22B-4D6B-9EAC-D151D193BA9F@xxxxxx

> > Can anyone explain to me how i set up a printer wirelessly? My desktop
> > computer is the one that the printer is connected to (which runs on
> > windows
> > XP) but i want to set up a wireless connection to my Laptop (which runs on
> > Vista) so i can print my documents easily. can anyone tell me how?
>
>
 

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