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3 Steps in Removing Old Printers from Local and Network Connections

Friday, March 12th, 2010

A local connection for your printer is one in which the device is connected directly to your PC. A network connection on the other hand, is made when the printer is shared by many users and is usually common to offices. In both these connections, there are instances when you need to remove the old printers to give way for a new printer connection. Wonder how you will be able to do that?

1. Put the “Start” menu into use. From there, proceed to the “Control Panel” section then locate the “printers and faxes” icon. In some other OS, you can click on the “Printer” found under the “Hardware” section. This will then lead you to the printer window.

2. You’re about ready to delete the printer. Simply right click the mouse over the printer icon then press on the “Delete” option. Click on “Yes” when you are prompted the question “Are you sure you want to delete this printer?” As soon as the printer has been deleted, there’s no chance you will see it on the printer window.

3. If you want to remove the printer from your network connection, for instance, in your office, you simply need to follow the two steps mentioned above. But in this case, you may call an IT programmer for help on how you can remove the printer from being accessible to other users in the network at one time. He can configure the scripts to make this possible.

    Removing old printers from local and network connections does not require expertise on these matters. What you need is to follow simple commands and prompts.

    4 Secrets to Creating Printing Network Connections for Two PCs

    Friday, March 12th, 2010

    There are businesses that cannot afford buying printers for each of its employees. When that is the case, you need to establish a printer network connection between several printers. Here are some basic tools to consider.

    1. Connection should be made via the “client” PC. You can do this by setting up the printer on the “client” PC. This can help install all the required printer drivers and software for the process. You have to click “Properties” and “shared” when you reconnect to the “host”. After that, you should click on “My Network Places” on the client PC and then the printers will appear shared. Click on the printer icon for the installation process.

    2. Setting up a LAN is also required. Use a network adapter then view the connection status. To set it up to LAN, you just need to double click over “Network Connection” and right click over the LAN that you’re using.

    3. You can also use a printer switch. This will make a connection between 2 PCs and the printer. A crossover cable is also a good choice.

    4. A print server can also help. This will only function with the help of a router so make sure you also have one. Just in case you don’t have a router, the PSUS4 server will help. This will automatically assign a static IP on the print server and the network card. It is also important to note that print servers may not work if you are using multifunctional printers.

    In instances when you have no network ports available, you can still establish printing network connections between two PCs. In this case, a parallel port adapter or USB cables will serve your needs.

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