Published October 14, 2017 by

How to Share and Connect Local Printer in Network

If you have more than one computers that does not mean you should have separate printer for each computer.

I will show you how to share a printer between several computers on a network in Windows.

Step 1

Go to Control Panel>>All Control Panel Items>>Devices and Printers

Step 2

Select your Printer and Right Click on that and select Printer Properties 

Step 3

Click Sharing tab and tick Share this printer in the checkbox

Step 4

Press Apply button and then OK button

Step 5

Note down your system IP Address

Now your printer is shared on your network, It's accessible from any system which is in your network.

Now I will show you how to connect to shared printer in another system.

Step 6

Press W+R and write down the printer's system IP Address and press OK button.

Step 7

Here you will see file and Printer name which you shared, Right click on Printer and click on Connect Button.

Step 8

Wait for some times till system has copied all files in your system.

When you get the prompt to Install Printer, at that time Press Install driver button.

Wait for a few seconds, the system will setup printer on your machine, when it's finished processing.

Check printer is connected or not with step 9 

Step 9

Go to Control Panel>>All Control Panel Items>>Devices and Printers

Here you will see printer which you connect, now it's done and time for printing and scanning your documents.