win 10 can't share home network printer

k bowers 1 Reputation point

used to use "home group" to share printer, worked fine. Aware that it is no longer an option

have a win10 pc connected to router via ethernet with a usb printer connected to the pc.

would like to share the printer to a second Win10 pc connected via ethernet on our home network

entered appropriate path..... \ Kathy-DT-2021\Brother MFC-L2700DW series

never works, gives error msg, "can't connect".

pls help.

Windows 10 Network
Windows 10 Network
Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Network: A group of devices that communicate either wirelessly or via a physical connection.
2,040 questions
0 comments No comments
{count} votes

1 answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Dillon Silzer 39,546 Reputation points

    Hi @k bowers

    Please see the following documentation for sharing your network printer:

    Check your Share Settings and make sure your printer is discoverable:



    If this is helpful please accept answer.