Sharing a printer

NW barnaby at drofle.com
Wed Apr 14 08:44:56 BST 2010


Mario Andes wrote:
> Hi Neil,
>
> 
> On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 17:50:18 +0200, NW <barnaby at drofle.com> wrote:
> 
>> We have three computers at home. The desktop is linked by cable to the
>> router. The two laptops access the internet via wifi from the router.
>>
>> There is one printer connected to the desktop by cable. It occurs to me
>> that there should be a way for the laptops to access the printer via the
>> network.
>>
>> I have been looking around via google, and getting more and more
>> confused. It can't be too difficult surely. Can anyone start me off
>> please? I know that there are such things as a wifi enabled printer and
>> a printer server etc. Am I asking to much to expect to have the laptops
>> send a print command to the desktop computer which would act as a
>> printer server I suppose.
>>
>> More info: desktop Kubuntu Hardy. One laptop Mint 7 Xfce. The other
>> laptop Windows XP.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Neil
>>
> 
 I am using a Fritz!Box 7170 as router. The big advantage is that I can
> connect a USB-printer to the router directly and use it as network
printer!
>
> Greetings,
>
> multilingus

Yes, I realise that I could go the route of a new router which has a USB
printer port. Two problems, the cost of  new router and my printer is
not USB.

Neil



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