Share Windows® XP® Printer
What are the advantages of sharing printers?
Printer is an electronic device which is used to make hard copy documents. Printers are available in different form factors. Based on the medium for connecting, printers are classified in to they are wired printed and wireless printer. Printers are also classified according to the technology behind printing they are dot matrix printer, ink jet printer, thermal printer, laser printer etc. Sharing a printer is usually done in small home and business network. To use a sharing printer in the every computer you need to install the device driver for the printers. You need to a compatible device driver for your printer otherwise you might fail to take print out. You need to ensure the working of printer driver if you have any troubles with printing.
Following are some advantages of shared printers and ways to share printer using XP:
- Share printer
- Ways to share
Sharing a printer is the process of connecting a printer to one or more computers. You could share your printer to various computers in your home or business firm. You could use any type of printers to share like wireless or wired printer. Sharing a printer eliminates the cost of installing printer to each computer in your home or office.
You could get a number of advantages if you share your printer to the computers in your home. One of the important advantages of printer sharing is you could make hard copy of the documents from all computers in your home which share your printer. Windows XP Operating System supports printer sharing.
To set up printer sharing in your home network you need to configure the printer options in the control panel of Windows XP Operating System. You could get a menu while right clicking the printer icon in the control panel. From this you need to select the sharing option. You also need to make sure that you have enabled printer sharing option in the network card properties. To connect a printer in the network you need to set an IP address for your printer. If you have any troubles with printing with your printer in the network it might be due to any error in the network. So you need to make sure the network connection is configured correctly.
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