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Chapter 31. Using Windows XP's Networkin... > Road Scholar: Using Dial-Up Network ... - Pg. 379

Using Windows XP's Networking Features 5. 379 Click Finish. Windows XP connects to the resource, creates a new drive letter, and then displays a window that shows the contents of the resource. Once you've done this, My Computer sprouts a new grouping called Network Drives that contains the icons for your mapped folders and drives. If you no longer need a resource mapped to a drive, highlight its icon in My Computer and then select File, Disconnect (or right-click the icon and then click Disconnect). Printing Over the Network After you connect to a network printer, you can use it just like any local printer on your system. Windows XP offers a couple of methods for connecting to a network printer. The easiest way is to use My Network Places to open the computer that has the shared printer, open its Printers and Faxes icon, highlight the printer, and then select File, Connect. (Right-clicking the printer and then clicking Connect also can be done.) Windows XP installs the printer lickety-split using the remote machine's printer driver files. If you like using a wizard for these kinds of things, you can do it using the Add Printer Wizard: 1. 2. 3. 4. Select Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, Printers and Faxes and click the Add a printer link to get the Add Printer Wizard to the top of the pile. Click Next to get past the introductory dialog box. In the next dialog box, activate the A network printer, or a printer attached to another com- puter option and click Next. In the next dialog box, make sure the Browse for a printer option is activated and click Next.