Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Sharing a Printer




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    The Great Northwest, Or.
    Posts
    14

    Default

    I have two computers, one running 98 and one running ME. They both have USB ports, and my printer does too. I am not networking but is there a way to share the printer anyway?:shrug: :?:

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    4,246

    Default

    enable file and folder sharing, right click on printer and click share. you should be able to figure the rest out from there.

    if your PCs are not networked together, then why do you want to share the printer?
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

  3. #3
    Beefy Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    if your PCs are not networked together, then why do you want to share the printer?
    Why not? I thought it was a reasonable request.

    Check the printer to see if it's got two inputs (either 2 x USB or 1 USB and 1 parallel). If so, then you can hook both PCs up to it, as far as I'm aware, without any problems.

    However, that might not work if the printer can't handle being sent two jobs at once, in which case you'd either need to set up a mini-network (a crossover cable should do the job), or possibly even a printer switch box. All of which will cost a little.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    4,246

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    Why not? I thought it was a reasonable request.
    i wasn't thinking physically sharing the printer... oh well, just ignore me, i'm a little slow tonight :zzz:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    The Great Northwest, Or.
    Posts
    14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    enable file and folder sharing, right click on printer and click share. you should be able to figure the rest out from there.

    if your PCs are not networked together, then why do you want to share the printer?
    I don't want to spend the money for a second printer, that's why. I haven't got much being retired and on a fixed salary.:cry:

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    4,246

    Default

    the cheapest way to do it would probably be to run a crossover cable between the 2 PCs and then network-share the printer
    :)
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •