XP desktop and printer wireless networked to Windows 7 laptop

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I have a desktop running Windows xp that has a hard internet connection through a Lynksys router. I have two laptops running Windows 7 that can access the internet, but I also want to be able to send print jobs from laptops to my Dell AIO photo printer which has wireless capability. I have attached the printer by ethernet to the router, but that didn't do anything. The printer is also hard wired to the desktop by USB. How can I make this work?

Software/Hardware used:
Dell desktop XP, Dell laptop Win 7, Dell AIO Photo printer, Lynksys router

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well i guess step by step will help for your wireless

1. Select an IP Address that is not used yet in your network (example 192.168.1.254)and set static ip on your printer.

2. exclude that static ip in your router. you will be required to provide the mac address for the printer too.

3. install drivers for the laptop.

4. test print

actually if your printer is set up as wifi, you dont need your printer to be hook on to the router. you dont need your pc to be connected using usb to your printer too. if your pc is connected wired to the router, it will print when u click print. hope that helps

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  • Gabe9527
    If you are using DHCP you might just need to confirm that the pool has enough IPs and then just configure the Wireless side of the Printer..... Then follow the printer install guide on how to configure the printer for each machine. Some wireless printer software uses a broardcast to work out what IP the printer is running on.
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  • Rakei
    Create a Basic Networking Work group. Here's some link that may help... http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/
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