Accessing printer from a laptop using wifi

By stevenm43 ยท 5 replies
Jul 11, 2005
  1. I'm having trouble accessing my canon MP780 printer/fax from my wife's laptop (os xp). She is using a wifi, which is up and running just fine. No problems except accessing the printer. The MP780 is hard wired to my desktop, (os xp). The workgroup names are the same for both computers. I get as far as "print test page". The printer does not respond.
  2. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Posts: 139

    so when u click print does the printer show up under where u can select which printer to use? if it shows up there then everything should work
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I'm assuming you have the printer shared on you desktop? Then have browsed to it on the laptop and installed the printer to be one that can be used on the laptop?

    Can you access your desktop from the laptop to share files?

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  4. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Posts: 139

    he doesnt have to install the printer on the laptop, i didnt have to on either of my laptops
  5. stevenm43

    stevenm43 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Actually, the printer choices shown are zero. For some reason the laptop does not recognize any printer which is share designated on my desk top
  6. stevenm43

    stevenm43 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for the welcome. Yes, I do have the printer shared on my desktop, but does not get recognized by the laptop, nor am I able to share files with my desktop. Thanks
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