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What are the protocols used in printer sharing over the network?

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November 27, 2008 2:30PM

If you have a wireless printer then it will be added to the wireless network in the same manner as the computer nodes. The Wireless Access Point will assign it an IP address with DHCP protocol which is the default protocol to assign any harware on the wireless network. Then you open up your computer and add printer, it will automatically show up on the network. If you have a wired printer then you will need to add a print server. Same thing applies hook up the print server, install the disc and load the drivers. The print server will also receive an IP address by the default DHCP protocol and will allow your printer to show up on the network. Hope this helps.