Printer hookup

I was not going to ask, then I thought; why not.  This is my problem (without looking deep into the solution).
At home I have two computers, one for my wife and the other for me.  On my wife's computer we do have the wireless printer connection, which I connected some time ago, but on my computer I lost the connection.
I have tried using the Device & Printer UI (Windows 7), but the printer is not found.  I have reset the wireless access, but that did not help.  I am now thinking that I have to go into the printer and re-enter the wireless IP address.
I do not want to do this, so I ask, is there a better solution?  The same printer is communicating with my wife's computer?
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rtayIT DirectorCommented:
not knowing the model of the printer, I am assuming it has a display to change settings.  Choose to print a system setup report.  The IP address of the printer will be on there.  Then I would ping it from your computer to make sure that your computer is seeing the printer.  Assuming the ping is good, run the printer install wizard searching for the printer by the IP address.  

You can also check the port setting on the other computer to get the IP address of the printer.

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>>  but on my computer I lost the connection.  <<  look in device manager if the wireless is correctly installed
what pc is this?
What are the IP addresses of the printer and both PCs? On the PCs, use IPCONFIG (from a DOS prompt) to check. For the printer, use tray's suggestion. For a simple home network, all three need to be on the same subnet, i.e. the first 3 numbers in the IP addresses must be the same.

Is your PC connected to the printer via a Standard TCP/IP port to the printer's IP address? Go to Printer Properties and click the Ports tab to check. Make sure the port selected is the same as on your wife's PC. If necessary create a new Standard TCP/IP port by clicking Add Port.

What happens when you try to print from your PC?
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chimaAuthor Commented:
nobus and hdhondt, please give me more time.  This is for my home computer and I currently have work issues that come first.  I will get to resolve this soon.  I'm like the Cobbler (my kids have no shoes!).
chimaAuthor Commented:
I apologize for the delay.  Thank you very much.

Thanks for the points. But, what did you do to fix the problem? All we did was to ask questions and make some suggestions based on assumptions.
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