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Old Nov 12, 2011, 01:59 PM   #1
MrVegas
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Simple Guide to network Windows 7 PC with iMac running OSX

My iMac is running OS X 10.5.8 in the kitchen. I have a Windows 7 PC in my office. Both are connected to ethernet in my new house. I have a local printer connected to the PC.

I searched on here for basic guide to setting up network between PC and Mac and could not find it. All I really want to do is share files between machines and print from my Mac to the printer connected to the PC. Can anyone help?
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 08:39 AM   #2
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My iMac is running OS X 10.5.8 in the kitchen. I have a Windows 7 PC in my office. Both are connected to ethernet in my new house. I have a local printer connected to the PC.

I searched on here for basic guide to setting up network between PC and Mac and could not find it. All I really want to do is share files between machines and print from my Mac to the printer connected to the PC. Can anyone help?
On the Windows 7 PC
1. In Windows 7 Control Panel
2. Select "Programs and Features" pane
3. Click "Turn Windows Features on or off"
4. Turn on the LPD protocol.
5. Ensure printer(s) are shared

On the Mac
1. Start Applications/Utilities/Printer Setup Utility
2. Hold down the "Option" key and click the "More Printers" button
3. From the top menu select "Advanced"
4. From the "Device:" field select "LPD/LPR Host or Printer"
5. In the "Device URL:" lpd://PCName/PrinterShareName
6. Click the "Add" button
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