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How to connect to computers to a single printer

Read this post in order to learn how to connect a single printer to two different computers in eight, hassle-free steps.

Connecting computers to a single printer will make us save money and space too instead of having multiple printers. You can connect a printer to a computer using a USB printer cable, to connect multiple computers to a single printer, please follow the steps below.

Small businesses and companies, in general, have adopted the single printer sharing multiple computers. This configuration makes work easier, and it would save time by trying to locate which printer documents printed have been sent too. In order to perform this configuration, we are sharing with you the steps ahead.

This post has been made only for windows OS, including the windows XP, windows vista, and windows7 versions.
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Procedure to install a printer on two different computers:

Step #1:
Once the printer is on, connect it to the computer using a USB cable. You can find this cable in most computer stores: just ask for a USB printer cable.
Most printers use USB cables, and modern and domestic printers tend to use the exact same one. Here is a picture of the type of cable you will need and where to connect it.
printer connected to USB cable
a  printer connected to the USB cable
Step #2:
Go to the start menu on your printer and click on printers and faxes. If you are using windowsXP on your computer, or if you have any windows version after windows vista, you can click on printing devices.

Step #3:
Right-click on the printer you wish to share on both printers, and select printer properties.

Step #4: 
Click on the share option located on the top of the window displayed on your computer screen.

Step #5:
Click on share this printer and put a name on it; it will appear on the network We recommend leaving the same default name the printer came with, though some characters will not be compatible with this specific step. You can now click on accept and save the configuration.

Step #6:
Go to your second computer and click on control panel and look for the printers and faxes option again, If you’re using Windows XP or windows7, click on printing devices.

Step #7:
Please click on the add printer option and select the “printer on a network or connected to another computer” option from the menu. Now, click on next to continue with the configuration process.

Step #8:
Look for the printer’s name on the network, the one you created in step #5, add the printer to this computer and click on continue. Once it has been added, we recommend printing a test sheet to make sure everything is working properly.

Unfortunately, something could still go wrong even if you follow correctly these steps. If it is the case for you, please leave a comment in the section below and we will assist you to find a solution.


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How to connect to computers to a single printer
Read this post in order to learn how to connect a single printer to two different computers in eight, hassle-free steps.
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