[Techtalk] Network printer

David Sumbler david at aeolia.co.uk
Wed Mar 23 20:33:46 UTC 2016

Thanks for the response.  In fact, I made yet another attempt to find
something useful via Google - this time I must have found the right
combination of search terms!  Because I came across 
and then
which solved the problem nicely.


On Wed, 2016-03-23 at 13:14 -0700, Carla Schroder wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2016 19:59:29 +0000
> David Sumbler <david at aeolia.co.uk> wrote:
> > My partner and I have at last bought a house together, and we now
> > have a nice little study with her computer and mine, as well as my HP
> > LaserJet 1010 B&W printer and her Epson XP-225 colour inkjet printer.
> > 
> > I decided that it would be good if both computers could control both
> > printers.  (Both computers are currently running Ubuntu 12.04)
> > 
> > I managed to get the Epson set up on our wifi and installed on both
> > computers, so I'm half way there.
> > 
> > The HP printer, though, is not wifi capable, and is connected to my
> > computer via USB.  I am extremely vague about what I need to do to
> > turn it into a network printer.  I suspect that it means tangling
> > with Samba (which has always been pretty much of a mystery to me).
> > 
> > Am I right?  And can someone point me in the direction of some useful
> > explanation of what I need to do?  My on-line searches haven't been
> > very productive so far.
> > 
> > David
> If you are both running Linux, and your two PCs are networked and can
> ping each other, it should be as simple as checking the 'Share printers
> connected to this system' box on your CUPS Administration page
> (localhost:631/admin)
> You may need to install the networked printer on the PC that it is not
> connected to; click the Add Printer button and it should find the
> networked printer. But you still have to wade through the rest of the
> installation steps. Apple's stewardship of CUPS is so awesome. :P
> Carla

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