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Connecting second laptop to network printer


Trenny
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I have a canon mg5250 printer connected by wifi to my laptop. How do I connect my husband's laptop to this, please? Do I have to install the printer hardware in his laptop first? I have the printer in my printers folder and have gone into the aharing tab. Can I install it from this by just giving it a name and ticking the box - or is that too simple? I don't want to have too cal in an engineer if i muck it up!

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Terry Brown

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As it is connected by WiFi, it should be as simple as installing the software on your husbands computer and the sending it via the network to his computer.

terry

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Yes you will need to set the printer up on his laptop.

See setting up the Driver ans software here

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Trenny

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Many thanks, Terry. I have installed the software from the setup disk, but have come unstuck as 'it' cannot detect the printer. There are several options, including settings, which are beyond me - I have been ill and am not feeling too bright, which doesn't help. Yes, the printer is turned on. Can I do it by the network and sharing centre, I wonder, from his Windows 7 laptop? Mine is a Vista. Going to this,In the network map I have: Philip-Tosh.....? Sheila-laptop-TalkTalk - internet

icon of mg5200 with rays coming out of it -

"The following devices could not be placed on this map [icon of computer screen] when i click on this I get "canon-memory-share". Any ideas? I feel I am almost there. Sheila

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Terry Brown

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Have you created the network link for both computers.

On XP it is necessary to open Control Panel (from Desktop)and go to Netwoirk setup wizard, follow the instructions to create a network on your system, create the network disk (copy to USB stick) and plug it into your husbands computer and run the program therefore creating a link.

I believe window 7 and previous version (Vista & XP) have different protocols. Please find link which explains how to connect.

Terry

Vista and windows 7 connect

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Trenny

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It has worked! I closed the laptop down with the install disk still in. The next day I took the disc out., then replaceit and went through the "search" routine again and this time it found the connection. Problem solved! Many thanks.

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