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Home Networking Simplified: An Illustrated Home Networking Handbook for the Everyday User by Neil Anderson, Jim Doherty

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Chapter 19. Wireless Print Servers: The Cure for Joy

In previous chapters, we described how to set up your home network, including how to use Windows File and Printer Sharing to be able to print to printers that are attached to a different computer on your home network. Figure 19-1 shows an example of this setup, where we have three computers on one home network. The two desktops (Computer 1 and Computer 2) each have a printer attached and share them with the other computers via the network connection.

Wired Printer Sharing

Figure 19-1. Wired Printer Sharing

Although this setup works effectively, there are several disadvantages, including

  • For the laptop (Computer 3) to ...

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