However, you can connect to a printer attached to another computer on your home network with a few simple steps. Additionally, you can share a printer attached to your machine with other devices on your network. We show you how.
Guide to share printer connection with computers in LAN
From the Start menu, select Control Panel, followed by View devices and printers.
Click Add a printer, located at the top of the window, and then from the options shown, select Add a network, wireless printer, or Bluetooth.
Windows will now scan your network and identify the printers that have been shared (see more info below). Select the printer you want to access from the list and click Next.
Windows will connect to the printer and find the driver. Once it has installed the driver, you will be asked to confirm that you trust the printer, and then the driver will be installed on your computer. A pop-up will ensure that your computer is now connected to the printer. Click Next. You will be given the option to print a demo page. Alternatively, click Finish to start using the printer.
If you already have a local printer connected to your computer, you can also choose to share it with other computers on the network. First, you will need to check that printer sharing is enabled. Open the Start menu and go back to the Control Panel again.
Click on Network and internet; from the displayed options, choose Network and Sharing Center. From the options on the left-hand side, select Change advanced sharing settings.
Make sure Turn on file and printer sharing is selected, then click Save changes, Close window. Now, once again, open the Start Menu and select Control Panel.
From the list, select View devices and printers, and then right-click the icon of the printer you want to share.
Select Printer properties and then click the Sharing tab. From here, check the box next to Share this printer. Click OK, and now the printer can be used by different computers on the LAN.
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