Share your network printer

Applies to: Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can share your printer with multiple PCs on your network.

To share a printer from the PC that the printer is connected to (the primary PC) with secondary PCs that the printer is not connected to, you must set up sharing settings for the printer, connect the printer to the primary PC (either wirelessly or using a USB cable), and then turn on the printer.

The primary PC must be connected to the printer and the network, and powered on.

Share the printer on the primary PC

There are two ways to share your printer using settings or Control Panel.

Connect the shared Printer with the secondary PC

There are two ways to connect your printer with the secondary PCusing settings or Control Panel.

Set up Sharing settings

The settings you use to share devices is often turned on by default. If not, follow the steps in this section to turn settings on using settings or Control Panel.

Find your PC name

You’ll need the name of your primary PC, also called the computer name or device name, to connect the secondary PC to the printer.