#1. Create Network Shared Link to Share Files Between Windows 7 & Windows 10/11 via Share/Share With
- Turn on network discovery.
- Turn on file and printer sharing.
- Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the public folders.
- Turn off password protected sharing.
Click start→ Printers and Faxes. Right-click the printer icon and select Properties. On the Sharing tab, select the Share this printer check box, and then type a name in the Share name text box. Click Additional Drivers and select the operating systems of all network clients that print to the printer.
- Go to Devices and Printers.
- Click Add a printer.
- In the Add Printer Wizard, select Add a local printer.
- On the Choose a printer port page, make sure that the Use an existing port option button and the recommended printer port are selected, and then click Next.
Click Start > Settings > Devices, then open the Devices and Printers link. Right-click your printer, then click Printer properties. Select the Sharing tab, then check the box to share your printer.
Follow these steps to begin setting up the network:
- Click Start , and then click Control Panel.
- Under Network and Internet, click Choose Homegroup and sharing options. …
- In the Homegroup settings window, click Change advanced sharing settings. …
- Turn on network discovery and file and printer sharing. …
- Click Save changes.
How do I fix Network sharing on Windows 10?
2. How do I fix Network Sharing Not Working?
- Enable and Use File Sharing Properly.
- Turn Password Protection Off.
- Add a Windows Credential.
- Disable IPv6.
- Change File Sharing Connections.
- Disable Antivirus on Your PC.
- Enable the SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support.
- Update Windows to the Latest Version.
How do I add a printer to my network server?
Open “Settings,” select “Devices” and “Printers & Scanners.” Then click “Add a Printer.” Select “Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings” and click “Next.” Click “Add a Printer,” followed by “Create a New Port.” Select the “Standard TCP/IP Port” option and click “Next.”
How do I setup a printer on a network?
To install or add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer
- Select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners. Open Printers & scanners settings.
- Select Add a printer or scanner. Wait for it to find nearby printers, then choose the one you want to use, and select Add device.
Here’s how to do this.
- Click on Start in the bottom left corner of your screen. A popup list will appear.
- Click on Devices and Printers from the popup list.
- Select Add a printer.
- Click on Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.
- Click the shared printer.
- Click Next.
Will a 32 bit printer work with a 64 bit computer?
It is possible to install 32 bit drivers alongside the 64 bit drivers on your print server. Click on the print server, go to the printer options page, and click ‘additional drivers’ to install the 32 bit version. The name needs to match exactly. The big printer vendors do have 64 bit compatible drivers.
How can I run 32 bit on 64 bit?
Determine 64-bit compatibility using Settings
- Open Settings.
- Click on System.
- Click on About.
- Check the Installed RAM details.
- Confirm the information reads 2GB or higher.
- Under the “Device specifications” section, check the System type details.
- Confirm the information reads 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor.
In the Control Panel window select Devices and Printers. In the Devices and Printers window click on Add a printer. Choose “Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings”, then click Next. Select Create a new port and choose Standard TCP/IP Port, then click Next.
Why I Cannot connect to network printer?
Select Settings > General Settings > Network Settings > Connection Check, and then print the network connection report. If the report shows that the network connection failed, check the network connection report and then follow the printed solutions. There is a problem with the network settings on the computer.
Can’t find my printer on my network?
How to Fix Inability to Find Printer on Network
- Restart your Windows system. …
- Restart your router and modem. …
- Check your printer manufacturer’s instructions to learn how to update your printer’s firmware. …
- Download and install any available Windows updates. …
- Update your printer drivers in Windows.