How do i get my printer to work ?

By gogolfer99
Mar 20, 2006
  1. Hi: I just bought my first router for home and it works fine, allows me to access the internet on my laptop. I would like to be able to print from the laptop to the printer which is hooked up to my desktop but don't know how . The printer is a basic Lexmark which only has a usb connection so I can't hook it up to the router. I aked at Bestbuy and the techie there told me I have to buy a print server which is over $100. I searched on-line and all the sites say you simply set your main computer up for print sharing and then find the printer on your laptop.
    The only printers I can find on my laptop are the ones that are set up at work.
    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks, Dave
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    you will have to designate one of your computers as a printer server. It will have to be on all the time. I'm not a networker, but I do know it's not hard to do. I've seen people do it at work.

    when you print, you'll have to designate where to print to.
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