How to share a printer Group Home Windows


In a HomeGroup in Windows you can share printers connected with a USB cable and access them from any computer in the group, using the dialog Print from any program, as if the printer were directly attached to your computer.
If you want to share a printer with the homegroup Windows we must first ensure that the computer group that is physically connected the printer is enabled printer sharing in the settings window of the group home.

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Windows 8 / 8.1
To check if printer sharing is enabled on the computer keyboard press the buttons Windows  (is the key with the Windows logo) and X simultaneously.
We click on Control Panel .
In the search box on the control panel (top right) we type homegroup .
I click HomeGroup .
We click on Edit the elements shared with the group home .
Column Permissions check that the right of entry printers and devices is displayed for Shared .
If we see written not Shared means that printer sharing is disabled.
To enable printer sharing we click on the arrow and select Shared .
We click on Next and Finish to update the settings for sharing homegroup Windows.

Windows 7
To check if printer sharing is enabled on the computer keyboard press the button Windows .
We click on Control Panel .
In the search box of the control panel (top right) we type homegroup .
We click on Group Home .
We verify that the check box Printers is selected.
If the check box is not selected means that printer sharing is disabled.
To enable printer sharing select the check box Printers .
We click Save changes to update settings Sharing homegroup Windows.

 

How to connect to a printer Group Home Windows

The connection to a printer of the group home can be done in different ways, depending on the type of available printer.

 Automatic connection
does not require any action. When we choose to participate in a group home, the printer is automatically inserted in the list Devices and Printers computer group home and is ready for use.
•  Connection semiautomatic
When we choose to participate in a group home the message has been found a printer in the group home on the computer that we are adding to the group. In this case we have to do is click on the message and the printer will be installed automatically.
•  Manual connection
If you experience any of the two previous cases we have to connect manually in this way.
Open the Control Panel of your computer to the group home we want to connect to.
In the search box of the control panel (top right) we type homegroup .
I click HomeGroup .
We click on Install Printer .
If the printer driver is not yet installed do click Install Driver dialog box.

How to print to a printer Group Home Windows

To print a document, image, or other type of file to a printer homegroup Windows we can use the dialog box Print from any program, as if the printer was directly connected to the computer that we are using.
We open the menu Print the program from which we want to print.
We select the printer in the group home.
I click Print .

Warning : the computer to which the printer is physically connected with USB cable must be turned on in order to print from another computer homegroup Windows.

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