This document explains how to share the HP Deskjet 1220c and HP Deskjet 1180c series printers in a locally shared network configuration. In a locally shared network environment, the printer is connected directly to the port of a computer. This computer is known as the host computer. The host computer can then be configured to allow other computers on the same network, called client or remote computers, to use (or share) the printer.
Figure : Locally shared configuration
Locally sharing a printer is a low cost, easy way for multiple users to share a printer. It is recommended only for small workgroups with a small number of users, or for a group requiring limited printer usage.
Before the HP Deskjet 1220c or HP Deskjet 1180c series printer can be shared on the network, ensure that the following conditions have been met:
The host computer has been set up correctly in the networking environment. Refer to the documentation that comes with your network operating system for more information.
Networking software and protocol must be present on both the host and remote computers.
The printer driver should be installed and working properly on the host computer.
note:If your host is running Novell NetWare 3.12, 4.1x, or 5.x, please refer to the documentation that comes with Novell on how to set up a local printer.