Resolve Issues with Printer Sharing on Windows® XP
A printer is a device that can be used for creating the hard copy of the document. A printer which is connected to the wired or wireless network is known as network printer. It is very efficient to use shared printer if you do not have multiple printers to satisfy the printing needs of each computer. It helps the user to print the documents from another location within the network to print without having the need to connect to the printer directly. You only need one network printer for the entire network. You do not require separate printers for each of your computer system. The money consumption can be greatly reduced. Since printer cost is high this sharing of network printer would be great benefit. You couldan reduce the connection difficulty also by using only one printer over that network. There might occur various problems while sharing printers over the network. This might be due to connectivity problems, virus attack, incompatible drivers etc.
- Due to wrong IP address
- Due to the firewalls
- Tips to share printer
Due to wrong IP address
If the IP address is not properly set up, then it would cause the problems with printer sharing. All computers need to operate in the same subnet with unique IP addresses, on home network or LANs having a single router or gateway computer. TCP/IP is the network protocol while setting up a Windows LAN.
Due to the firewalls
The firewalls installed in your Operating System might cause the issues in printer sharing. So when you connect your printer into the network for sharing, you need to turn off your Internet connection firewalls. The Internet Connection Firewall feature of Windows XP would interfere with peer-to-peer file sharing. So ensure that this firewall is disabled whenever the Windows XP computer on the network needs to participate in file sharing.
For sharing a printer you might purchase a printer with network port. It is usually designed for office environment. Even it is more expensive, it provides more flexibility. You need to connect them very firmly without any loose connections. You need to make the system virus free to which the printer is connected. You have to always be on the server system for sharing the printer.
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