One of the fundamentals of computer studies is knowing how to share device with other on the network. Here we will teach you how you can share various devices with network. The whole process is quite simple. Here, you will be able to learn how you can share device. So, let’s get started.
Sharing Printer with Homegroup:
Sharing printer with Homegroup is an easy task to do. If you are using windows 8, all you need to do is to follow this path.
Go to PC Settings -> Network -> Homegroup.
Here you will find different switches that you can share. Look for the Printers options and change it to On. Printer now connected to your computer is now shared with all on the homegroup.
If you are using windows 7, go to
Control Panel -> Network and Security -> Network and Sharing Center
On the left side you will find homegroup. Click it. Here find the box for printers, tick mark it and press OK.
Printer connected to your window 7 PC is now shared with all on homegroup.
Other Operating System:
If you have any other operating system, you can still share device suing some other method.
Follow this path. Go to
Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers.
You will find all the devices that are connected to your computer.
Here you will find your printer in the Printers Sections. You will also be able to see other printers installed on your system. Right Click and click on Printing Preferences.
A new window will open up. Here you can configure the printer as per your needs and can also share with network. As our primary interest in sharing it with others on network, click on Sharing tab. A message will be displayed and here you can find ‘Share the Printer’ option.
Now, the printer will be shared. You can change share device name and can type anything else you want to.
The printer will be shared using its default product name and version. You can customize its share name by typing something else. You can also set whether you would like to render print jobs on client computers. There will also be a checkbox of ‘Render print jobs on client computer’. If it is enabled, documents will be rendered on PCs that trigger the printing process. If disabled, documents will be render to computer where printer is attached. It is suggested that you should keep it selected so that there is no impact on performance of computer to which printer is connected. Now Press Ok to share printer on the network. Other PCs can now install that printer and use it when needed.
In order to stop sharing your printer with homegroup or network, you need to follow the same path as mentioned above. Sections you set to ON should now be set to off and disabled what was enabled above. Share device process is as easy as this.