In Windows 10, you can share your printer with many 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 by using a USB cable), and then turn on the printer. Also make sure the primary PC is turned on, connected to the printer, and connected to the network.
When sharing a printer, make sure that sharing settings are set up on the primary and secondary PCs. Also, make sure you know the name of the primary PC. For more info, see the Set up Sharing settings and Find your PC name sections at the end of this topic.
Share the printer on the primary PC
There are two ways to share your printer: using Settings or Control Panel.
Connect the shared printer to another PC
There are two ways to connect a shared printer to another PC: using 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.