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    Question setting up network printer (ain't so easy)

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    Windows 7 on a lenovo ideapad and on an HP elitebook share a wireless Internet connection thanks to my trusty US Robotics Wireless MAXg ADSL Gateway (model 9108A or USR9108). My hp LaserJet 1200 can connect to the lenovo and print flawlessly; however, I'd like to connect the printer to the USB port on the US Robotics router and create a shared network printer but have been unsuccessful.

    Set me straight from the beginning! What will it take to accomplish this task?

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    Is there a chance the router and printer have Ethernet connections? I connect my Canon MP620 via Ethernet to my router. Works great.
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    Looks pretty simple. Did you follow the instructions?

    http://www.usr.com/support/9108/9108...ll_printer.htm

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    The router has such but the printer only has a USB connection. I had been using an HP 3052 "all-in-one" with XP, but somehow Windows 7 wouldn't play nice, and I even tried the Vista setup file unticking/unchecking this and that to no avail.

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    I thought I'd followed the directions but missed the shared printer radio button so, yes, all is working properly now - thanks!

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