Connecting a printer to a network

  Dutchy11 21:04 30 Jul 03


I have two PC's connected to an ADSL modem / router (Netgear 602). One connects directly (desktop) , the other a laptop via a wireless access port attched to the router.

I only have the one printer - but dont want to go down the route of having the printer sharing by being attached to the desktop PC - as I cannot have the desktop PC on all the time.

How do I go about setting up the printer on a network? It is an inkjet HP7150.

any help appreciated.


  LastChip 23:03 30 Jul 03

A "fully fledged" network printer, comes with it's own network card, which plugs into a hub or router. It has it's own address, and therefore the computers on the network, print to that address.

Your printer (I believe) has a USB connection and is designed for connection to a USB port on a standard PC or MAC.

Probably, the only way around the problem, is to connect your printer to a print server, but it's a relatively expensive solution.

click here for an example.

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