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How to Network Two Windows 95/98 Computers
Last updated: 1/17/2000

SHARE YOUR PRINTER

You can pretty much use the same procedure you used to share your disk drives to share your printers...   

 

  Open the Windows Explorer, click on Printers in the left panel, right click on the desired printer, and select sharing.  This can also be done by clicking Start, Settings, Printers, etc.  Or, double-clicking My Computer on the Desk Top, Printers, etc.  I'm sure there are other ways to open the window to the right.  Just select Shared As and give your printer a new Share Name if you don't like the one automatically assigned by Windows.  Add a password if you want to restrict access within the workgroup.  Click Apply and OK.

The first computer is done.

  Set-up the second computer just like this one... except give it a different computer name.  Be sure to use the same exact workgroup name and that it has at least one protocol installed and bound to its network adapter like the one installed on this computer.  They can't talk to each other unless they are speaking the same network language = protocol.

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