asked on 23rd Jun 2011 | 1 Answers | Answer It!
Sharing printers is very easy but you have not mentioned which operating system you are using and the model number of the printer, if the printer having a network port or you will use the standard USB connection? I will guide you through the steps involved when you have a Windows based system. I am guessing that all the other computers have been connected through a hub and and can communicate through each other without any issues.
If you want to Share a local printer attached to your system through USB:
1. Open Network and Sharing Center by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Network and Internet, and then clicking Network and Sharing Center.
2. Click the arrow button next to Printer sharing to expand the section, click Turn on printer sharing, and then click Apply. Your printer is now shared on the network. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3. If you are using a computer connected to a workgroup, click the arrow button next to Password protected sharing to expand this section, and then check to see if password-protected sharing is turned on or off. If it is turned on, only people with a user account and password for this computer will be able to access your printer. Turn this off if you want anyone on the network to be able to access the printer you are sharing. To change this setting, select the option you prefer, and then click Apply. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
If you want to share a printer which has a network port, just connect it to your switch/hub/router and make sure it gets a valid IP & gateway. Once this is done, you can go to individual systems and through control panel printers option, click add printers and then select Network Printer. It will start searching for the printers, once it lists the canon, select it and proceed, it may look for drivers CD so proceed accordingly.
If you have a server based setup, you can use the Print Management snap-in with Group Policy to automatically deploy printer connections to users or computers and install the appropriate printer drivers.
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