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I have a Dell 966 wireless all in one printer. I have it upstairs directly connected to my pc upstairs. I want to be able to wirelessly print from my XPS One that I have downstairs. I cant get it to find the printer. All I get is this error message:

"setup could not connect to the remote computer. Make sure you have the right computer name and the computer is on"

Any ideas?
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Are you sure you're sharing the printer ?
 
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I think so. On the pc upstairs that its direclty connected to I have it enabled for printer sharing and turned the password protection off....
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Just asking question to help troubleshoot,did you use the Add Printer Wizard ? If not try it out and make sure to choose the option -- A network printer attached to another comp.
 
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Ok, thanks bud, that did the trick. Now the only question I have is the Dell Cd that came with the printer has a bunch of applications for printing, faxing etc... but I cant get to them as it wants me to install the printer first. How can I just get the applications since I hooked it up myself?
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I would try the dell website(look for your printer), or google and you may be able to find some/all the apps.Other than that I don't know,might just have to install.GL
 
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