How can i share this printer?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by g30ffr3y, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. g30ffr3y macrumors 6502a

    g30ffr3y

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    #1
    hello.

    my fiance just got an HP printer scanner copier deskjet f380 and
    she has it connected to her emac running tiger through usb... i
    would like to be able to print from it on my powermac g4 running
    10.3.9... we have our internet through time warner cable service.
    she is plugged in to an ethernet port off my wireless router and
    i am on a macwireless 802.11g aircard through the same router.

    nothing im trying with appletalk or IP printing seems to be correct.

    just wondering if anyone has the easy version of how to do this?

    thanks.
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

    iSaint

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    #2
    Do you have a usb port on your wireless router that you can plug her printer into?

    I'm sure there's another way...there's more than my mind on these boards. :p :D
     
  3. g30ffr3y thread starter macrumors 6502a

    g30ffr3y

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    #3
    no usb port on the router... my router is actually
    only a 802.11b router... if i upgraded to an 802.11g
    with a usb port would this be phenominally easier?

    thanks.
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

    iSaint

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    I think you could set the printer up through the router and print wirelessly from any computer on the network. This is how it is set up through my airport express, I assume it would work the same way through any router with a USB port.
     
  5. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

    jayb2000

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    Did you enable printer sharing on the eMac?

    # In Print & Fax preferences, click Sharing.
    # Select the "Share these printers with other computers" checkbox, and then select the printers you wish to share.

    And this is a good article that might help
     
  6. dr427 macrumors regular

    dr427

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    I am not much help, but I know it is possible.

    I have my HP printer hooked up to my iMac and my son's mac mini can print to it as long as the iMac is on and not sleeping.
     

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