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snowysdad43

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Hi guys

i have a dell studio laptop running windows 7 core i5 proccesor that i am running wirelessly through a wired desktop that is running windows xp the desktop connects to the internet via a verizon modem (broadband)
when i set up the wireless router (linksy wireless n broadband router )i used the network magic cd and it did everything for me
(i am a novice ) well now i cant seem to print from the laptop
i set up the pinter on the laptop and the printer shows up on the laptop it is named properly and i selected share files and folders
i did not buy the network majic service after the trial and now when i look at network majic folder it asks me to install on the laptop (which i do not want to do ) is there a way to have the laptop print without using the network majic service or do i have to uninstall N/Majic in order to print from laptop to printer that is wired to the desktop ?
please forgive my making a probable easy thing into a major one but as i said i am not well versed in computer technology
thank you and any help would be greatly appreciated
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Check if your printer has an internet port, if it does you can just plug it in and use it as a network printer. Most printers, however, will work with a USB or a parallel port. In this case you can only print wireless while the computer the printer is connected to is switched on.
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Check if your printer has an internet port, if it does you can just plug it in and use it as a network printer. Most printers, however, will work with a USB or a parallel port. In this case you can only print wireless while the computer the printer is connected to is switched on.



thank you for your help i greatly appriciate it
i am pretty sure i can print when its wired but would like to print wirelessly
is network majic the only thing stopping (i think it is ) will my router still work without network majic ? if i uninstall will my settings on the router change or be wiped out
i really dont care to use network majic and i think the microsoft network could handle everything that n/m is doing correct ?
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