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    Connecting wireless laptop to hostcomputers printer

    Have three computers ( 2 are XP one is vista) connected via wireless router one computer is considered a host computer sitting on a docking station which has the printers connected to it. In the beginning once everything was connected we could print from any computer wireless, then one day we had a power outage and for some reason we can only print from the host computer. Can anyone tell us how to get the other computers back online to print. All computers are still able to connect to the internet via wireless router (Linksys E1000) but not able to print except the host which is directly connected to the printers.

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    Nitris,

    Welcome to the lounge as a poster.

    What I'd do is delete the printer from the 2 wireless computers via "Printers and Faxes" or "Devices & Printers" depending on OS version. Then reinstall the printer. Make sure before you do this that the printer is still shared on the docking station computer.
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    No printers are installed on the nondocking station computers and never were. The person that connected us to our network didn't install the disk on the computers and they connected to the printer no problem. I tried downloading the disk to connect no good still no showing the printers when I try to add printer wizard.

    They already have share connected per say and I pinged them as well. I'm not doing something right or have something turned off that should be on.
    Last edited by Nitris; 2011-09-10 at 12:43.

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