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How can I share a printer on a wireless network?

I just picked up a Dell Inspiron E1505 with lots 'o bells and whistles one of which is an internal wireless card. My old laptop had a Netgear card installed, but I never did figure out how to print from that computer to my desktop which is also connected to the wireless router. Can I do that? It would be so much easier if I could just hit print on my laptop and walk downstairs and grab what I needed out of the printer.
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Does your wireless router have a printer port? If not you can get a wireless printer adapter. There is a way to print through a network. If you set up youre network so that the computers can share files, you should be able to print from either computer.

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I don't think it can be done.you have to have the printer plug into the laptop or the your desktop.I am running a wireless router also.

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one of the computers has to be connected to the printer and must be turned on
in order for the other computer to access the printer on it,, on the computer with the printer you must go into the printer properties and turn on printer sharing and you may have to give the printer a name.. on the other computer you will add a network printer in the add printer set up area.. it will search and most of the time will automatically find and add the right drivers that you need.. if not you will just have to pick the printer name from a list --
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They sell wireless cards for printers - what model do you have?

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If the printer has a NIC card you could plug into one of the ports on your wireless AP (if it has any,) then add it in network places
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If the printer is network ready then you can add the appropriate network card. If it's a USB printer you can get a printserver unit from the same manufacturer of the wireless router. Also, you can plug the printer into the PC and with the PC on you can share the printer to the network...

In other words, yes it can be done and in several different ways... I'm betting it's a USB printer and those printservers are a piece of cake, check out the router manufacturers web site and see what they offer.

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If you need to do it "right now" e-mail it to the other puter then print it.
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