Re: Need help connecting my laptop to my printer.
All you need to do is ensure the computer in which the printer is physically connected to is turned on, then share the printer. Depending on your OS:
XP - go to printers, right click the printer in question and share it. Then ensure both computers are on the same network, then Add the printer on the laptop and navigate to the shared printer.
Vista - go control panel, then printers. Then right click and share that printer. Then go to your network and sharing center to ensure printer sharing is enabled and that the network is set to private. Then just add the printer on the laptop by navigating to the network location and adding it.
May have missed a few details, but you get the idea.