Unique situation - Two machines connecting to one wireless network but share one printer

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by avtar, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. avtar

    avtar Guest

    Hello,

    I wonder if someone has done this where you have access to
    university's wireless network. Two students sharing a dorm want to
    share a printer among them without the RJ45 connection.

    - Notebook 1 gets an IP from the wireless network
    - Notebook 2 gets an IP from the same wireless network

    I am not sure if you could have a wireless print server connection to
    the university's wireless network and be shared for both notebooks.
    Any other way? Suggestions?

    Thank
     
    avtar, Aug 29, 2007
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  2. avtar

    Peter Pan Guest

    As far as I know can't use the U's wireless, but you can do it very easy and
    free... Hook the printer locally to one of the two systems, enable printer
    and file sharing, the main computer with the printer has to at least be on
    (but nobody has to be logged in, just open the top so its sitting on the
    logon/password screen when you want to print, print, then cloe the lid again
    so it goes back into standby)... On your computer go into the control panel
    and add the printer (that is actually on your roomies puter), and when you
    want to print, tell the prog to print on that printer (or set it as the
    default and just print)
     
    Peter Pan, Aug 30, 2007
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