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How to connect printers to Windows 10 Workgroup. Can access

Customer Question

how to connect printers to Windows 10 Workgroup. Can access remote files but not printers
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Byron replied 7 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist.

Are these workgroup printers attached to individual PCs via USB cable or

are they standalone and connect with your router either with a network cable or wirelessly?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
two printers attached via USB to one computer in the workgroup
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Did I lose you?
Expert:  Byron replied 7 months ago.

No. One moment.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  Byron replied 7 months ago.

OK. On the computer hosting the printers click the start button and open Settings.

On the Settings page click Devices. At the bottom of that page open Devices and Printers.

Right-click on one of the printers and select Printer Properties

click the Sharing tab at the top of the window and put a checkmark in

the Share this Printer box. A Share Name will be created by default but you can change

that to whatever you want.

Click Apply the OK. Restart the computer and the printers

should now be visible to other computers in the network when Windows searches

for printer in the Devices and Printers window when you click Add a Printer.

Expert:  Byron replied 7 months ago.

I'm going to be on another call for about 25 minutes.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I need to go elsewhere, too much time wasted
Expert:  Byron replied 7 months ago.

Were you able to get the printers shared and detected by your other machines?

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