PRINTER SHARING (How to Share a Printer on your Network)

How to Share a Printer on your Network

1. Go to the start menu

2. Click on the Printers and Faxes tab

3. Select the printer you wish to share

4. Right click on that printer and click on the sharing option

5. Select the Share this printer option

6. It will provide a default name, but you can change this name to anything you want

7. Click OK

8. Go to the other machines you wish to share this printer to - (make sure you know the IP address from the machine that has the printer attached to it)

9. Go to the start menu

10. Click on the Printers and Faxes tab

11. Click on the add a printer icon

12. Choose to connect to a printer on another computer or a printer on a network

13. Choose to browse for a network printer

14. Click on the next button

15. When it has finished searching for printers, a list will appear on the screen

16. Choose the desired printer

17. Right click on the printer and choose the add printer option

18. You will then be brought back to the Printers and Faxes window

19. Right click on the newly added printer and choose the set to default option