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Old 10-05-2015, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am running the small business and I have 10 computers and only one printer. We don't print very much. I'm not very good with computers, but how I can solve my problem? Has anyone ever had the same trouble?
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Is the printer hooked up to one system right now? You could do it the fairly easy way and just share the printer from that system, and then connect to the printer from each other computer.

Or you can purchase a small dedicated print-server box that you plug into your router / switch.

What printer do you have?
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A lot of modern routers have a print server built in. You just plug the printer in the USB slot and make it available on the network. Then load the printer drivers on each of the computer on the network.
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Just connecting it to the network via wireless or ethernet not doing the job?
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Just connecting it to the network via wireless or ethernet not doing the job?
OP never stated which printer they have (which is why I asked), so we don't know if it even has network connectivity built-in .
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if the OP has a SOHO printer, it might have an ethernet port on it
providing a name brand and model number would help
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