Originally posted by: MarkLuvsCS
It should be. I have a printer hooked up to my main via USB and other computers on the network print to it all the time and i never notice it on my system (aside from my laser printer turning on next to me )
First i would Share the printer: Open Control Panel > Printers > Right-click on the printer > Sharing & Security
After you do that goto your second computer u want able to access the printer. Goto the Control Panel > Printers > Add Printer - Choose Network Attached Printer, It should have an option to browse the workgroup which will show you your printer that you just shared from your first computer.
Right, this is the "30 second add network printer task" that I was expecting. However, when I went to browse the network for printers, I could see computer01, double click on that, and no printer showed up. However, there was still a plus sign left of computer01 name.
That is why I had to input it in manually (ip address) rather than the Windows network printer "browse" feature.
Any other ideas? It is like there is a security lock on the sharing on computer01.