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Can I set up a home network with XP and Windows 7 with a hard wired printer?

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  • Started 5 years ago by fruitloop
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Can anyone advise me if I can setup a home network which includes a Main PC using XP and two laptops, one using XP and the other using Windows 7. I also have a HP 1005 mfp printer which is hard wired to the main PC which is using XP.

I have been given different answers to the same question regarding my printer. Some say that I CANNOT print from it using one of the laptops unless I plug a cable from the printer into the laptop. Others say that I CAN print using one of the laptops without plugging in a cable from from the printer to the laptop.

The two laptops I am using are both wireless (one using windows 7, the other using XP) and I do use them wirelessly to the internet as I have a Belkin wireless router.
I have tried numerous times to get all three computers to link together and use the same printer but have never been able to achieve this. I would be most grateful if someone could give me a definitive answer as to whether this is really possible? If so, I would be extremely grateful if I could be shown just how I do this. I am new to any 'networking' of computers as I simply cannot manage to accomplish this

Best regards,

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