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Thread: Share a Printer Over Network?

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    Share a Printer Over Network?

    Hi,

    I am a newbie, so apologies if I am missing something obvious.

    I have a printer that is connected (through a USB connection) to computer1. both computer1 and computer2 are connected to a switch through RJ45 cables (each computer has its own static IP).

    Is there a way to 'allow' computer2 to access the printer, print pages etc?

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    Re: Share a Printer Over Network?

    What OS do each of the machines run ?

    Assuming they are both ubuntu...

    On machine with local printer go to System >Administration >Printing & hilite your printer, then right click it & select 'Shared'
    Then click on the Server menu then Settings & select 'Publish Shared Printers Connected To This System'

    Now go to the other (client) machine & go to System >Administration >Printing & click 'Add' Ubuntu will search & find your shared printer & set it up for you.
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    Re: Share a Printer Over Network?

    I use Ubuntu for both -- this has worked perfectly. thank you!

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    Re: Share a Printer Over Network?

    could you mark this thread as solved

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    Re: Share a Printer Over Network?

    I did. Thank you.

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