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How to add a shared printer to a PC to a workgrouped PC

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Hello:

I have 2 PC's and 1 shared printer.  These PC's are connected via a wireless router.  
I would like to make it easy for the users and have the printer be added automatically at startup.  I looked on-line and found the following DOS command....  (from:  http://ss64.com/nt/net_use.html  )

Join a Printer Share
 NET USE [LPTx:] \\ComputerName\printer_share /PERSISTENT:YES

My question is:  "Do I type the command 'LPTx:' just like as it is shown above or do I need to substitute 'LPTx:'  for something else?

I understand I will need to substitute the ' \\ComputerName\printer_share' part for the actualy computer name and the actual printer_share; but, what about the 'LPTx:' part?
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/Shell/Batch/Q_24413133.html

check that out i think you can do it without the lptx listed
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'lpt1' makes sense.  I will try this stuff out and let you know the results.
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I know this is not related to your question but just a suggestion on how I usually set up my printer.
I just add the printer via control panel and just make it as default. Once it is done that default printer is just there regardless of how many times I reboot my pc.
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by:Don Thomson
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The easiest way to add a printer in ANY network is to just share it on the one PC - Go into My network places on e the others - point to the sharing PC and double click it - it will install (if the PC or on the same OS ) or will prompt you to install the direver if not.

The File and print sharing MUST be configured as an exception in the firewalls

Restarting the machine will keep the driver and the settings

The only other way is to have it connected to an ethernet cable and then just install it as a network printer to the IP address

Only the main PC it is hooked up to will be able to use things like scanning or fax - but everyone should be able to print
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