Advice 1: How to connect two printers

Printers can be used for different tasks. Even for home use makes sense to save toner and ink in printers, sharing black-and-white and color printing. What can we say about their office usage, when the need to connect two printers, one of which is the network, occurs quite often.
How to connect two printers
To connect two printers to one computer – is quite real. This is done just like connecting any other devices. Just install them should not simultaneously but in turn. To connect first the printer, follow these instructions:
• Plug the printer power and reconnect the cable (usually USB) from the printer to the system unit;
• Turn on the computer, insert into the drive a CD with the printer drivers and install them by running the file “setup.exe” or “install.exe”.
• Turn on the printer the power switch. The computer will detect the new device. Then install the drivers for it automatically. The first printer is installed.
Connect to computer and install drivers in the same sequence for the second printer. The ability to connect two printers to the computer and even more limited only by the number of available ports for connecting them. You will then be able to select which of the printers will be displayed in the documents to print. This can be done by assigning one of the installed printers default control Panel and configure Printers. You can also select the printer to print in each case in settings open program.
Also interesting is the ability to connect two printers to the computer when one of them is already installed and the other is a network and available to the public. Before installing a network printer, verify that your computer was also connected to the network. Go to the control Panel section "Printers" and begin the installation of the network printer. When prompted, enter the network address or specify the printer manually using browse Network neighborhood. Choose which of the installed printers to print the you can also of parameters of print settings of different programmes. The only problem printing to a network printer – the need to keep the computer to which it is directly connected, always on.

Advice 2: How to connect two computers to the printer

General network (remote) printer allows you to accelerate the work. If you need to connect multiple computers to one printer, you must create a network of these computers. Creating a network takes time and requires minimum actions from the user personal computer.
How to connect two computers to the printer
You will need
  • 2 computers with installed network card, patch cord.
In order to connect two computers to the same printer (network printer), you must create a network of these computers.
If up to this point the network card is not installed in computers, then do it. Insert the network card into the free PCI slots of the computers. Install the driver on network cards. If the network card is already built into the motherboard, then do nothing.
Connect your computers patch cords. Patch cord is an analogue of the Ethernet cable, i.e. a standard network cable.
Configure the network card:

- click "start menu" - "Connections" - "Show all connections" - select the default connection is "local area Connection";

- press the right mouse button on this element – Properties - Internet Protocol TCP/IP" - click "Properties";

- on the first computer, specify the following parameters: IP address, subnet mask;

- on the second computer set the following settings: IP address, subnet mask;

- Save the changes.
After these steps you must specify the name of the working group. Click the right mouse button on the icon "My computer" - select "Properties" - tab "computer Name" click "Change". Enter in the blank field for "workgroup" Network (you can enter any other name; be sure that the computer names must be different) - click OK. After restarting the computers, they are added to a network.
To share the printer for these computers you must do the following: on the host computer, click "start" - "control Panel" - "Printers and faxes". Select the printer and click the right mouse button on the shortcut menu select "Properties" - "Access." Check the box next to "share this printer" (type the name of the shared printer).
On the secondary computer, do the following: click menu "start" - "control Panel" - "Printers and faxes" - right click context menu. Select "add printer" - click Next - select "Network printer" "Browse for a printer" - select the desired printer and the path to the installation with drivers.
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