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Hi guys!

I have the Asus P6T Deluxe V2 and it has Dual Gigabit Lan. I was wondering if it would be possible to allow a printer to connect to the network through my computer, so that anyone in the house could print on it.

i am currently not using a wireless internet card to connect to the internet myself, but i want to plug the printer into one of the motherboard's lan ports.

thanks, any help/links appreciated.
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post #2 of 9
If your printer is connected to your PC, and everyone else is on the same network, you should be able to just set the printer to share. This way everyone will be able to send print jobs through your PC.

Hope this helps,

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post #3 of 9
Im sure that would work but either USB or Ethernet.. youll probably need to have the computer ON for it to share. If the printer has ethernet why not just plug it into the router or switch?
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Im sure that would work but either USB or Ethernet.. youll probably need to have the computer ON for it to share. If the printer has ethernet why not just plug it into the router or switch?
the router is in another room now. we have been rearranging.

so it works by either Ethernet OR USB? dont need both? im such a newb with this stuff... my dad said he tried to print but nothing happened. maybe i need to go on another computer and try looking at it myself. as bad as i am, i am still better off than the other people here.

so if i go to devices and printers and right click the printer, then select printer properties and go to the sharing tab, if sharing is enabled it should be good to go? or do i have to add my homegroup/individual PCs?
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post #5 of 9
To print through your computer, all other computers will need permissions to your computer.

Just hook it directly into the switch if possible.
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Do you know the brand and model of the printer? It would be easier to help if we knew what options we had.

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Do you know the brand and model of the printer? It would be easier to help if we knew what options we had.

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To print through your computer, all other computers will need permissions to your computer.

Just hook it directly into the switch if possible.
yeah i may have to just put it with the router. i need the space in my room anyway. but i still need to get it working in the meantime.
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Originally Posted by Skoobs View Post
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From what I see, your printer has wireless capabilities, so by far the easiest way would be to connect it to your router wirelessly. You can put it anywhere within range and print from any computer on the network. All you need is somewhere to plug it in.

Depending on your OS, if you want anything more than basic functions, you might have to install the software on the computers.

Hope this helps,

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