Airport Extreme + Printer + Windows PC

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by sturm375, May 5, 2003.

  1. sturm375 macrumors 6502

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    I bit the bullet, and bought the Airport Extreme with the Modem, External Antenne(sp?), and USB Printer port. I thought it would be cool to be able to put my HP Deskjet 5550 on my network and share it between my TiPB, and two PC Desktops. I for the life of me can't figure out how to make the PCs recoginize the printer on the network. Any ideas?
     
  2. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    i don't think the capability for printing from windows is there. sorry :(
     
  3. iJon macrumors 604

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    im almost positive you cant. there may be a trick though. airport extreme uses the rendezvous protocol for the printer.

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  4. sturm375 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Figures, just when I think I'm being smart, BAM! cross platform incompatibilitites.:(
     
  5. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    maybe if there's a redezvous app, protocol or something like that for windows you can use that
     
  6. iJon macrumors 604

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    well if i remember right windows has had rendezvous a lot longer than us, i think apple has airport extreme support it in a different fashion though. apple does that with lots of things, like with ip over firewire came out everyone got excited, and it had been in windows since version 2000

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