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Accessing a Printer over a direct cable connection

Accessing a Printer over a direct cable connection

Accessing a Printer over a direct cable connection

I have two computer networked together using a crossover cable, but I am unable to access my HP printer which is connected into one from the other one. Is there any way I can set up the printer so I can use it over the network?

RE: Accessing a Printer over a direct cable connection

This is not actually a cabling issue. For more details you whould re-post this question under the OS you are using. Assuming you're using a  version of Windows: briefly, on the computer connected to the printer, you need to share the printer so it appears in your Network Neighborhood as  shared resource.

If everything seems to be going well: you don't have enough information.......

RE: Accessing a Printer over a direct cable connection

Are you using JetDirect and TCP/IP to run the HP? If so, are the networks in the same subnet? If they are not, they will not talk, even if you threaten to spank them. You will need either a router, a switch with a routing module, or a multi-homed PC to route between the two networks. If this can help, email me and I will give you more information.

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