N/APosted on - 10/09/2011
I am presently working in an office where there are five (5) working computer stations that process business transactions within the day. I have bought a new printer that is connected to my own computer. There are times that the other four (4) working stations have to print to my printer for some relevant reasons. How can I connect or share my printer to the other working stations in an easier way?
Since I do not have enough knowledge in networking system, please assist me with this problem.
Thank you. I am looking forward for your response.
Networking a printer to 5 working computer stations.
Firstly , I wish you would have posted the model of the printer, at the least we would know the available options it has for connectivity. But anyway, if it has WiFi connectivity, the easiest way to connect these workstations to the printer would be via five USB WiFi dongles which enable your workstations receive wireless signals. (I'm assuming the workstations don't have wireless cards built in. ) install the printer software on each of the PCs and follow the instructions to successfully search for and connect to the printer via wifi on each PC.
Second way, if the printer does not have WiFi is to connect the printer to one machine, then create a wireless network through use of a wireless router and the 5 USB WiFi dongles, then share the printer on the machine its connected to.
I can guide you through this process if you opt for it.