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Put your printer online
What about printers and network storage? You can share connected printers, making each one accessible to any computer on your network.
- LAN-ready printers make printer sharing easy, but they can be expensive.
- You can use a print server to connect a printer directly to the network.
- You can also share printers that are connected directly to computers on your network. This puts an extra load on the computers sharing their printers because they have to manage all of the print jobs for the network, but sharing a printer from a PC saves you the additional cost of a print server, and it's a good solution for small offices with light to moderate printer use. You can share a printer through the Printers and Faxes control panel. Just right-click the printer icon for the printer you want to share and select Sharing.