Printer Sharing by IP address

               printer sharing over lan connection

Generally we use printer machine personally. But sometimes we needs to printer share with another computer or department. I will describe printer sharing by IP address in Laptop and desktop computer in windows 7 operating system. It’s called a networking printer system. We can share printer over LAN connection or Wifi system. But I have posted this system for LAN or Networking system so that we can share printer on network or LAN connection. I have given some instructions below for printer sharing by using IP address:

  1. At first we can share printer by IP address. Because it’s very easy than another printer sharing There is not any hustle in this system. Just we have to setup IP address in computer and another computer for sharing printer by using IP address.
  2. Now have to setup IP address in computer which you want to shareprinter with another computers.
  3. Have to go Network and sharing center  from control panel in computer then click change adapter setting. follow this picture

Network Sharing pic

      4. After clicking Change adapter setting, you will notice many adapters in Network connections center. I have given a picture as      example

Printer sharing by IP address

 Now have to select default LAN option. Suppose (Local Area connection) this is a computer LAN card. Now have to select this LAN option for setting IP address.

    5. Select Local Area Connection and click  Then select Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPV4). Please see the picture for understanding

 Printer sharing by IP address

         6. Now Select use the following IP address option then setup your IP address There is not any restriction to setup IP address.                  Suppose or you can setup as you like. But if you setup wrong IP, windows will show a message.                      When will be completed IP address then press Enter button from computer keyboard. Then you will get subnet mask. It’s a                      default address. There will be not setup or written any address in manually. Please following the picture

Printer sharing by IP address
Printer Sharing

Now press Ok option. On this way Have to setup IP address in each computer. You have to maintain serial number of  IP address. Otherwise IP address will make conflict.


        7.Now have to change printer properties from device and printer option. We have to confirm printer sharing mode from printer                 software. I have given a picture in below to understand. Printer sharing by Ip address

       8. When will be completed setup IP address in all computers then have to open Run option for sharing printer in windows 7. For this            reason you have to press (windows key+r ) from keyboard then will be show Run. Its looks like as this picture

     9.Now we have to call Clients computer by IP address to share printer. But there is some technique to call client computer by IP address from server computer. When you write IP address in Run option you have to use \\ symbol before writing IP address. It’s applied for all LAN or Networking connection. I have given a picture to understand properly.printer sharing

       10.Now press Enter Button then have to write PC name and password .

printer sharing ip address


     N: B:  Have to setup password in all computers. It’s compulsory; otherwise you will not be able to connect any computer through IP         address to share printer.

  1. After confirm computer user name and password, you will get printer share which you allowed this printer. Follow the picture
  2. Then  have to click printer software or press right button of mouse and select connect. After few minutes your printer will be connected with server computer.
  3. Now print any document to test your printer. Follow the picture printer sharing step by step


         On this way have to share your printer over LAN connection with another computer. This method applied for all kind of                printer machine.


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