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    Networking Printer

    My ISP gives me 5 ip address to start out with, so my cable modem goes directly to my 21 port hub, that gives each comptuer an IP. I want to know if there is a way I can be on this computer and have something printed on my moms computer which has a printer, but its not local. Both machines are running Windows XP Home, is there any kind of program that will let me do this?
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    hp do web printing i think, it might be worth checking out their site. if your mom's computer is on the same network then you can simply share the printer... i think this would probably be better answered in the internet and networking forum, so i'll move it there... see if they have any better ideas.

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    I can't remember if file and printer sharing is enabled on XP home - I suspect it might not be. You might be able to share the printer from the command line using the net command - you can find out the syntax by typing net /? at command line

    It would be something like net ue lpt1: \\yourmomspc /persistent:yes form yours and net share at the other end

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    yah but my home network isnt local, I might as well go out and buy a printer formyself, i'm getting into photography pretty soon and I need something nice to set me off, heh lookin at those Sony MiniDV cams I am. heh
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    tbh, if you dont mind forking out a little say £40 you could have a print server which would connect to your hub and any pc can access it (well whichever you've installed the software on )

    I know throwing money at things is not the solution bit IMHO I think this would be your best option.

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    Ahh - I see the point about the local IP addresses now - was being thick..

    Yeah - I think you need a NAT router so have private IP addresses. Cheaper option if you have a couple of old NICs floating about would be to have private IP addresses assigned to a 2nd card on each box. Not sure if that would work, but should in theory...

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    Listen guys, I have an 8 port router WITH a printer connection to do printer sharing over the network but I need each computer to have its own ip address. Rabs, I am very much interested in your printer server software idea.
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    Well tbh the print server is one option to your problem but has the big advantage of needing no pc to control it. My solution consists of a little box on the back my printer and install the software for the printserver on any machine I think would need to print.

    Its's a quick and easy manage the printer and you wouldn't need a machine on 24/7 to use the printer, the printserver would take care of this..

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