Print via the Network
Assuming that you have installed "File
and Print Sharing" and that you
printer on the network for be accessed (=shared), we can now define a Network printer:
When I say "Network Printer",
then I mean a printer connector to a PC (usually to
port) and shared for usage by other systems.
On this page I will NOT explain the configuration of a
printer, which has already a build-in
network card and which is connected directly to a
There are 2 methods:
- first select the action
("I like to install a printer")
and then select the printer
- first select the
printer and then select to install it as a network printer
||Via the Printer folder
(accessible via "My Computer", the
Control-Panel or the Start-menu/Settings )
||Open the Printer Folder,
the "Add Printer" Wizard.
||Select to add a
||You will most probably
the Network path (as UNC name),
so click on "Browse",
display all systems in your Network
Neighborhood, which have a shared
Click on the '+' signs to see, what the
systems have to offer.
The system displays the "Share-Names"
during sharing the printer.
and then select
the printer, to which you like to print,
and continue with "OK".
selection has filled in
the Network path as UNC-name:
If you have no DOS-program from
which you need to print, leave the
checkbox on NO.
Next to continue
||The UNC-name is used
the systems on the network, now you
can define the name to be displayed
(and for you to select when you make
||The system will copy some
will then prompt you, if you like to
print a test-page.
Select "Yes", and Next to continue.
It will prompt you to reply, that
the test-page was printed properly.
If you answer no, it will start the
Printer Trouble-Shooting Wizard.
||Your Printer Folder shows now the
Printer just installed.
Win98SE shows a black checkmark
with the printer, which is declared as
the printer to be used (if you have
MULTIPLE printers configured),
when selecting in a program the
Print-button from the toolbar:
If you use the Menu: FILE / PRINT,
then you can select the printer to be used.
You are ready to print via the Network,
just select the printer.
||Via the Network Neighborhood
||In the "Network
display the shared resources of
the system with the printer,
right-click on the printer and
select to "Install".
||You have just to answer a
- Printing from DOS-programs ?
(if you do NOT use DOS-program,
||Define the display-name
||Select to make a