Printer Sharing on Windows® 7
What are the reasons due to which printer sharing is not working on Windows 7 and what are the tips to fix it?
Printer in your system is a device which prints the text on paper. These printers have become the standard tool for creating reports, reproducing photos, for faxing messages etc. Usually these printing process starts in your Windows system when you instruct the word processor to print a document. The application would send the document to the printer and the printer would try to read the file and then finally produce it on the paper. In printer sharing only one printer is connected to one computer and all other computers on the network are able to print from the printer. If you have wireless routers then the computers with wireless card (both desktops and laptops) could also print effectively through printer sharing. This printer sharing is usually done in business networks.
The following are the advantages of printer sharing and the reasons due to which printer sharing may not work in Windows 7 along with the tips to fix the issue:
- Cost Saving
- Reasons and tips to fix issues
Printers are really expensive and it would be difficult to buy the printers for each computer on the network. Then if you choose for low price printers then it won’t give you the expected quality which you need. Thus with the help of printer sharing, the need of buying printer for each computer in a network is eliminated and thereby helps to save your money.
Printer sharing offers you a lot of convenience. Without the need of physically connecting your devices to the printer you could easily take your prints. Then this printer sharing also helps you to eliminate the need of cables and thus the problems which arise due to the faulty cables are also eliminated. The printer sharing as a whole would offer you a convenient wireless platform.
Sometimes when the firewall in your Windows 7 system is turned on then it would result in the not working of printer sharing. Then, for printer sharing to be possible, all Windows 7 computers on the network are required to have unique name and if it is not followed then printer sharing might not work. Thus, so as to avoid the issue, always try to disable the firewall during printer sharing. You would also have to ensure that all computers in the network are having unique name.
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