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Wireless Printing Kinda Works


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Tissue

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Well my sister just got her college laptop today and she wanted me to set it up wireless to the printer. I have the network set up and i enabled Share This Printer under the sharing tab. Then i used my lexmark 2500 cd to connect the printer to the wireless network. For some reason tho when i click print it sends the file to my main desktop, then prints? You have to click continue printing becuase it says our black ink is low. Shouldnt it say that on the laptop? then print directly to the Printer. Any Ideas? thanks before hand

Edited by Tissue, 19 July 2009 - 04:04 PM.

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if you're sharing the printer from your desktop then this is actually normal behavior.... since your desktop is acting as a print server.....you should be able to disable the notifications in the printer set up though...you'll need to look through the manual to find out how to do that...that would stop the printer from asking before printing

alternately...you could get a print server for your printer....they've got several USB and LPT print servers on the market...basically it just gives your printer an IP address and you can plug it directly into your router/switch/hub/network device....then you would install it as a local printer on the machine that needs to print to it...then all messages would show up there
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