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I have a desktop computer that is hooked up to a printer. Recently I purchased a laptop and router. I was trying to print from the laptop to the printer, but get the message that the printer is offline. Does the desktop computer have to be on in order for the laptop to print to the attached printer? it seems kind of pointless to have to have both computers on just print. Is there some other way where I can have only the laptop and printer on to print? Thank you.


Yes you will need the desktop on at the entire time. The desktop is acting like a print server to your laptop. If it is turned off your laptop will not be able to share the printer from the desktop. If you want to be able to turn off your desktop y ... HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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I've just set up a wireles network at home. My desktop and laptop are conected to a Belkin router. Th desktop has McAfee firewall etc installed. I think I've done everything ok on the set-up. When i disable the McAfee firewall I can access the files on my desktop from my laptop but can't acces my laptop from my desktop. I've got no technical expertise so be gentle with your solutions please!! Both laptop and desktop are rnning Vista Home Premium.


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I have just bought a HP5180 and am trying to connect it to my network. I have a desktop connected to an ADSL modem with wireless G-Router via an ethernet cable and a laptop connected wirelessly to this network. I think i connect my new printer to the router by an ethernet cable. Will this then be usable by the desktop & laptop?


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