How to share Printer over a network on HomeGroup

After setting up a network with a couple of computers on it, you will probably want to take advantage of it and have your printers shared by all computers on the network.  This will give you two advantages:

  • All of your computers will have access to the capabilities of all the printers you own.
  • You can buy one printer for your whole network, rather than a printer for each computer.

Before setting up the printer to be shared on a network, you must decide what setup you plan on doing. Below are the different setups done by using HomeGroup on Windows 8.1 and by not using HomeGroup.  [Continue reading]