Suggestions to share printer in Windows® XP®
Printers are peripheral devices that can be used to print documents. They are available in different form factors. Based on the medium for connection, printers are classified in to wired printer and wireless printer. Printers are also classified according to the technology behind printing. A printer could be a dot matrix printer, ink jet printer, thermal printer, laser printer etc. Sharing a printer is usually done in small homes and business networks. To use a printer in every computer, you need to install the device driver for the printers. You need a compatible device driver for your printer, otherwise you might fail to take the print out. You need to check the working of printer driver if you have any troubles with printing. Printers are designed to support both the local and the network-connected users at the same time. A few advanced printers can directly interface with an electronic media such as memory cards or with devices such as digital cameras, scanners etc.
- Printer sharing
- Advantages of sharing a printer
- Tips to share
Sharing a printer is the process of connecting a printer to one or more computers. You can share your printer to various computers in your home or business firm. You can use any type of printers to share like wireless or wired printer. Sharing a printer eliminates the cost of installing printers for each computer in your home or office.
Advantages of sharing a printer
You can enjoy a number of advantages if you share your printer with the computers in your home. One of the important advantages of sharing a printer is that you can take hard copies of documents from all the computers in your home which are connected to your printer. The 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 can get a menu on 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 in printing with your printer in the network, it might be due to the errors in the network. So, you need to make sure that the network connection is fine.
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