Advice 1: How to configure a network printer

For example, there is a small office and a few computers connected to the local network server, but there are on the office printer. Now the task: to make so that access to the printer had all of the computers that is able to print. This means that we will need to install a network printer and to configure it. To carry out the task in three ways.
How to configure a network printer
Instruction
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To connect the printer to the computer up to the network and to share. The easiest way, but has a significant drawback: if the computer to which our printer is connected, does not work, then the other computers to print through it will not. And if your PC still broken, you'll have to reconfigure and reinstall the driver, who by that time may already be lost.
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To connect the printer through the print server to the network. In this case, the printer only needs to configure once. He will be seen in print server as a separate node. Each computer will print regardless.
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If the network printer has a built-in print server, you can configure the same as number two. Just need to configure the printer itself and not a separate device.
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We assume that the printer to one PC is already connected. The operating system will consider Windows XP. Start sharing. First go to "control Panel" and there under "Printers and faxes" click RMB on the icon of the installed printer. Select from the dropdown menu the item "Properties". Now switch to the tab "Access" and press the button "Shared printer access". Give the printer a name and click OK. On the icon of the printer you should see the icon holding hands. This means that the printer setup was successful.
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Now connect the printer on the other PC and configure it. In the "Printers and faxes" we need to run the wizard printer connections and give the master the corresponding instruction to install the printer.
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Next, select browse for a printer system search will produce itself. If the desired network printer system was not found, connect it manually. In the printer name we need to enter is: \\Computer_name\Printer_Name (the first is computer name, second – name of the printer). You can specify the computer's IP instead of its name. Next driver will be installed, and the wizard will complete the installation by recommending the print test (test) page.
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In the case of connection through a print server actions are performed are the same, just the wizard we need to select the last item and enter the path to the printer. Complete with a network printer or print server can go to a special additional programs that are also available.
Note
Having a network printer, and wireless network you can print from anywhere in the house from any device. Here's what you need to do to set up the printer on your network: 1. First, connect the printer to your network by connecting one end of the Cat 5 cable that was supposed to go with the printer to the router (the router).
Useful advice
In this article we'll describe how to configure a network printer on Windows Server 2008 R2. First, for trouble-free operation of network printers, you must install a print. It is now necessary physically (using a network cable or a print server) connect the printer to the server and configure the printer on the server, to do this, go start - Devices and printers".

Advice 2 : How to find the printer on the network

The current level of computerization in Russia has reached a level where not only in the office or on production, but also private users have more than one home computer. In most cases a network of several computers will share the most of peripherals, such as scanner or printer. If such a device is configured to work over the network, then find it using any networked computer easy.
How to find the printer on the network
Instruction
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Use the printer install wizard if you have previously connected to this network printer. In Windows XP, to run it is necessary to open the main menu on the "start" button, go to "settings" and select "Printers and faxes". In the left pane of the window that opens, select the task "add printer". In the case of using Windows Vista or Windows 7, opening the main menu, launch the control Panel by clicking the appropriate item. In the panel click the link "Hardware and sound" and then click "Printers". On the toolbar of the new window, click "add printer".
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Click on the "Next" button in the first window of the wizard, activate the printer, and in the next window, check the box labelled "Network printer or printer attached to another computer". As indicated this option in Windows XP and in later versions of this family it starts with the text "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer...".
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If you are using Windows XP, then in the next window, the wizard will have the option to either enter the address of the printer yourself, or let the wizard search for all available locally or on the network printers. In later versions, this step is omitted, the wizard without your guidance will be a list of available printers, but above this list, will be placed a link that will give you the opportunity to manually search for missing the connection wizard.
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Select from the list the printer after completion of the utility work will be used by programs on your machine as your primary printer. Then click "Next" and the wizard will connect to the specified printer.
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If you have previously worked with the printer that you want to find in the network, then double-click the shortcut "Network" or "Network neighborhood" and in the opened Windows Explorer window browse for the printer among other network resources. The same can be done by launching Windows Explorer by pressing shortcut keys win + e - my network places it is present along with the local computer and its contents.
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