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Sharing a Printer on a Windows Network

This tutorial will show you how to setup a printer to be shared by multiple computers on your home network. In this tutorial I will be using Microsoft Windows XP, but process should be very similar for other versions of Microsoft Windows.

Note: This tutorial assumes that the printer is already installed on a pc attached to your home network.

Open the Printers and Faxes window by clicking Start > Printers and Faxes.
Sharing a Printer on a Windows Network

In the Printers and Faxes window, right click on your printer and go to properties.
Sharing a Printer on a Windows Network

Now click on the Sharing tab at the top. Select the option for “Share this printer” and give the printer a name in the “Share name” field. Hit the ok button to apply the changes and exit.
Sharing a Printer on a Windows Network