First of all you have to enable printer sharing, so open Printer Configuration from System/Administraton/Printing
choose menù Server/Settings
enable check “Publish shared printers connected to this system”
Ok, host is ok, and I hope you have printer installed…
Windows VirtualBox Guest
By default your network card is configured with a virtual nat router, and the only thing we need is host relative ip address, usually 10.0.2.2, but find out how to retrieve:
1. open a command prompt
2. execute “ipconfig -all” command to retrive guest virtual ip address (for example 10.0.2.15)
3. check gateway ip (for example 10.0.2.2)
this is host address from guest you can share a printer.
On Windows guest click on Start/Control Panels/Printers, and click on Add a Printer:
wow, great informations!, click Next
Choose “A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer”,
choose last option and fill URL field with:
where “yourprintername” is your printer name…
Click next, and set other parameters to setup you new network printer.
Uhm, printer name…
If you have some problems with printer name, open in browser
it shows you very usefull informations about host shared printers.