I am VERY new to networking, so hope I am in the right spot and that you can (patiently) help me...
I have a desktop PC, and I have a wireless laptop. I have a Laser printer that is attached via parallel port to the desktop PC.
I thought I could just click on printer sharing and print from my laptop to that printer and it would merrily print out but that doesn't happen.
Both are running windows xp. I am on dsl, and use a Netgear wireless router WGR614 v6 to connect both computers to the internet. A friend suggested that I now need to buy a printer router too, a little item I really can't afford just now. Others have said I don't need a printer router, just need to have the printer and the desktop PC on at the same time as the laptop. I right-clicked on the printer and told it to share. Alas and alack, it didn't.
Clearly I'm doing something wrong. Any ideas?
Thank you in advance.