hp 7150 on winxp, can I use it from my ibook?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by dipole, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. dipole macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if I could use a HP 7150 photosmart printer that is attached (and is shared) from my winxp computer via my iBook.
    When I goto add a printer and browse network printers, the printer does not show up. Do I have to install a driver first? Or is there something else I have to do?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    i think you need to establish a network between iBook and the XP box, no?

    can the iBook see the XP box?
     
  3. dipole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, it can see the xp box, but it cannot see any printers attached.
     
  4. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    there must be a setting within XP to make the printer shared on the network?

    if you have a router/hub, could you connect the printer directly to it?
     
  5. dipole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    unfortunately I cannot direct connect this to the hub as it is a usb printer. It is "shared" in winxp.
     

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