Networking sharing of a HP printer

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Hi i want to share HP D1560 through my entire network. is this possible or should i buy a network printer for this?


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Networking sharing of a HP printer



I’m assuming that you want to share a personal or a standard printer. Your personal printer can be shared, but since it is connected to your computer, for anyone to use it your computer has to be on. That’s the difference between it and the network computer. The network printer is connected to the network but the personal one is connected to the computer. Connection could depend on the version of windows you are using, or if you aren’t, the version of Linux or Mac OS you are using.

The connection can be wired or wireless. To connect wirelessly in windows XP, follow the instructions on this link:

To connect via Ethernet ports, follow the instructions on this link:

Here you will realize that there is an option to select whether to connect a network computer or a local one connected to your computer (like the one you are talking about)

If you are using windows 7, follow these instructions to connect your printer to the network:

Go to the control panel. Go to devices and printers. Then add a printer. Select add a local printer.

Now select “create a new port” and choose “local port”

Click next and enter a port name using the following format:

 \ IP address of the host computerThe Share Name of the printer

Then click ok, and select the appropriate driver from the list and then complete the installation.


   Hope this helps.

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