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A local printer is one that is connected directly to an end user's desktop or laptop computer, and is usually used exclusively by that one end user. This is in contrast to a networked printer, which can be accessed and used by multiple people on the same network that the printer is attached to.

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Is it possible for a single printer to be both local and network?

A network printer is shared by more than one computer. A local printer is directly connected to one computer. But the printer can be set up as a local or a network printer.


What is network printer and local printer?

A network printer is shared by more than one computer. A local printer is directly connected to one computer.


Can a local printer also be a network printer?

I have a local USB printer connected directly to a desktop computer. I can also print on the same printer from any of four computers connected to my home network. So a local printer can also be a network printer, as I've outlined above.


How do you connect the printer in network?

You have be more specific about what sort of printer it is (local printer, network printer) and what sort of network you plan on incorporating it into (local area, wide area, wireless).


A printer connected to a computer by way of a port on the computer is called a printer?

A (local) printer


Do you need internet for wireless printer?

not if you are on the same local area network as the printer.


What is a printer connected to a computer by way of a port on the computer called?

a local printer


A printer connected to a computer by way of a port on a computer is called?

It is known as a local printer, as opposed to a network printer, which is a printer connected to a network.


What is full form of LPT1?

LPT, Local Printer Terminal. LPT, Line Printer


What is the difference between local printer and network printer?

A local printer is connected directly to a computer, either by wifi or cable. A network printer is connected to a home or business network and can be used by any computer connected to the home or business network.


What are the ports used for local printer?

The port used for a local printer is usually a USB port. The back of the hard drive on most desktop computers has a special port used for a printer. Laptops and tablets can access a printer that is WiFi capable.


Difference between local printer and network printer?

Local printers connected directly to a host, while network printers connected directly to the network.


What are the benefit of local area network?

to share printer by using many computers but one printer


What is Printer terminology in Citrix?

1.Local Printing. 2.Network Printing 3.Client Printing Client Printer: The printer connected to the Worksation & the drivers are installed on the citrix server for printing. Network Printer: The Printer connected to the print server & the drivers should be available on the citrix server. Local Printer: The printer connected to locally to the citrix server & the driers are installed for the print operation.


Can a printer be both a local and a network printer?

Yes, it can. If it's directly (USB, LPT) connected to a computer.


You are not able to print a test page from your windows 2000 PC to your local hp deskjet printer what is a possible cause of the problem?

Either the network is down, the printer cable is not connected properly, the Windows print spool is stalled, or you have the wrong printer drives installed. The question above says that this is a local printer not a network printer.


How do you share a local printer with orhers in the workgroup?

With a network.


How do you install local printer and network printer?

It depends. On windows vista and 7, you type in add printer on the search bar in the windows menu, click add a printer, and choose the networked/wireless, pick your printer, and your done. For a local printer, just plug it in. If you want to take full advantage of your printers features, just look at the device's manual, and follow the instructions.


Can printers be shared on a local area network?

Yes, it can. You can use for printers with own NIC, or you can connect your printer to a printer server, or you can connect you printer to your router (not all routers support it), or you can connect the printer to your computer which is connected to the network and share the printer.


When installing a local printer attached through a parallel cable what port should you specify?

LPT1 : (Recommended Printer Port)


When you are isolating a printer problem what are the four major possible sources of the problem?

The printer itself Connectivity between the PC and its local printer Connectivity between the PC and a network printer The OS and printer drivers The application attempting to use the printer This is question 8 from chapter 11 in Jean Andrews' A+ Guide to Software. The answer is the subheadings in green that begin on page 627 and end on 630. 1. Problems with the Printer itself 2. Problems with a local printer cable or port 3. Problems with connectivity for a network printer 4. Problems Printing from Windows


When you are isolating a printer problem what are four major possible sources of the problem?

the printer itself, local printer cable or port, problems printing from windows, problems printing from applications.


How do you print a picture on alocal printer?

If the printer has been added as a local printer, and can successfully print data (test page, text documents, etc) sent to it, then it can also print a picture.


How do I connect a parallel printer to network?

1) You hook the printer up to a computer and make it shareable on the local network. You can then go to other computers on the network and add a a new printer connected to a local LAN2) Purchase a mini-print server device, such as this one: http://shop2.outpost.com/product/3853577 and hook it up directly to the printer. The print server then connects to the local network through a standard Ethernet cable.


How do you share a local printer with others in the work group?

By clicking on 'File and Printer Sharing, (must be installed first), use on a remote PC


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