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Sunday, September 10, 2017

How to Share a printer on a Home/Work network in windows 7.

Having multiple computers in a premises doesn’t mean you have to have printers individually for every computer.

In this post we will show you how to share printer between multiple Computers on the same network.

The first most important thing here is you must be on same network group from each computer, before sharing printer we will learn how to put all your systems in same network and will setup file and printer sharing.

Configuring all computers in same network group

(we will take work group as an example).

1. Go to Start and type Network and Sharing and open Network and Sharing Center.

2. Select Work Network as your network group


Note: All your computers should be on same network group.

Configuring File and Printer Sharing Settings

1. On Network and Sharing Center click on Change Advance Sharing Settings
2. In Advance Sharing Settings Click on the down arrow which will expand Home/Work Profile and Turn on file and Printer Sharing

3. Once done click on Save Changes your are now ready to share your printer.

Sharing a Printer

  1. Click on Start in the bottom left corner of your screen. A popup list will appear.

  2. Click on Devices and Printers, from the popup list.

  3. Right click the printer you want to share. A dropdown list will appear.

  4. Select Printer properties from the dropdown list.
  5. Click on the Sharing tab and select the Share this printer check box and press OK.
In order for other people to connect to the printer, they just have to add the network printer that you just opened for sharing to their computers. Here’s how to do this.
  1. Click on Start in the bottom left corner of your screen. Go to Devices and Printers from the popup list.
  2. Select Add a printer.

  3. Click on Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.
  4. Click the shared printer.
  5. Click Next and Continue according to the instructions on the screen.

Hope this helped you, If you have any questions/queries regarding printer sharing leave us a comment below.



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