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Byron, PC Support Tech
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Experience:  CCNA, A+, MCSE 11 years at a large law firm.
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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Byron replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
two printers attached via USB to one computer in the workgroup
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did I lose you?
Expert:  Byron replied 1 year ago.

No. One moment.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Byron replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I need to go elsewhere, too much time wasted
Expert:  Byron replied 1 year ago.

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