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To verify Workgroup settings match, open the System Properties either by right-clicking on My Computer and choosing properties from the start menu or by using the Windows Key + Pause/Break on It's very apparent now that MS changed something in the way file/printer sharing works. Then you can right-click the printer and select Connect. I just can't print from the computers!

For connecting this way, instead of selecting A network printer, you will choose Local printer attached to this computer and make sure to uncheck the Automatically detect and install my Plug rmoore says: 6 years ago JPR, I think you may have a print driver problem. Neo says: 6 years ago Works great! PCMag Digital Group PC, PC Magazine and PC are among the federally registered trademarks of Ziff Davis, LLC and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission.

Click a method for instructions. Back to top 1 2 Previous : Kickstarter Tech Project of the Week: Buccaneer 3D Printer Get Organized: Tips for Printing and Hanging Photos Next : By Tony Hoffman Senior Analyst, Joe says: 7 years ago I have a problem that has been keeping me awake. more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed

The printer IS shared on the Dell, and other XP machines can print to it.I'm not sure what to do next since contacting Microsoft didn't work well. I graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 2002 with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Computer Type Laptop OS Windows 10 Reply With Quote New 14 Oct 2014 #7 kd833 View Profile View Forum Posts Junior Member Join Date : Oct 2014 Posts : 25 OS windows 10 Reply With Quote « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Forum Windows 10 Forums Network and Sharing Sharing files on Windows 10 to Windows XP Similar Threads

another box will pop up, it will have the ip adress highlighted, you will know it is it. :) Ann says: 4 years ago thanks so much, very well explained, perfect! If it only has a network plug, connect it to one of the four ports on the back of your router with an Ethernet cable. by R. If this is the case, read the manual or quick start guide to see how to share it on the network.

Simple and informative. it automatically saw the shared printer from the desktop and i was able to install the driver. I knew that IP address on the printer had to be good for something. Now all sorted.

any ideas on what i'm missing? I narrowed my problem down to NetBIOS over TCP/IP from the XP Pro SP3 laptop. How to Launch Windows Without Entering a Password 7 Games You'll Want to Buy in November »See More //Related Reviews Brother HL-L5200DW Brother MFC-J985DW Canon imageClass LBP151dw Canon Pixma MG5720 Wireless An Explainer MacBook Pro 2016: Should You Upgrade?