Setup Printer Sharing
What is the need and benefits of sharing printer and what are the several ways to share printer in the network?
Printer is a device connected to your system which produces prints of the text or graphics of the documents stored in electronic form. Printers are used as local peripherals you can attach them to your system using a printer cable. There are printers with built-in network interfaces known as network printers. Printers are called as multifunction printers when they include non-printing features. The function of a printer is to accept text and graphic output from a computer and prints the information to paper. The size, speed, cost and clarity might vary according to the printers. There are two types of personal computer printers that are impact and non-impact printers. You could directly connect some advanced printers to an electronic media such as memory cards, or to devices such as digital cameras, scanners.
Following points might give information about the need and benefits of sharing printers:
- Need of sharing
- Benefits of sharing
- Tips to share
Need of sharing
The printer installed in your system might share with other computers, which are connected to your network or computer. Sharing of the printer among the computers in a network helps you and the other people of the connected network to make use of the same printer to give print tasks.
Benefits of sharing
There are many benefits in sharing the computer in a network. The benefit of sharing the printer with the other computers in the network is that the other computers can make use of the same printer for giving the prints. The users do not need to buy one printer for different computers and it saves a lot of money. Sharing of the printer in the network helps other computers in the network to directly give print tasks using Internet connection.
First, click on the 'Start' button and then right-click on the icon of the printer installed in your computer and select the 'Properties'. By opening the 'Printers and Faxes' window, you could install the printer on each of your computers in the network. Then, you could open the 'Printer installation wizard' by clicking on the 'Add Printer'. Click and browse the printer by clicking on 'Next' button and highlight the 'Network printer' option. You need to click and select 'Next' and browse to the computer where the printer resides. Then, double-click on the computer and highlight the printer before clicking 'Next' and 'Finish'.
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