Network-capable printers can be accessed directly from the network using various protocols such as IPP and AirPrint. Locally connected printers, commonly via USB, can only be used by the computer that it is connected to.
In Windows, you can allow other users in the network to print on your USB printers by configuring your printer's sharing option. It uses the CIFS protocol and can be accessed by other Windows and even Linux or macOS computers within the same network.
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