Printer setup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by miles01110, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    I have a printer that is not connected to a network, but is connected to a windows computer. Is there any way to access the smb sharing network through printer setup utility so I can print from my computer and bypass the windows machine?
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Have you tried it? Does anything show up when you go into the IP Printer set up on Printer Setup Utility? I don't think you can. You probably have to set it up through a network.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The PC is hosting the printer via SMB so you can't really bypass it as such. I'm not sure what you're wanting, sorry. Are you wanting to be able to turn the PC off and still print from your Mac? If so, you might want to look into getting a network printing hub. This will basically connect onto your network and leave a port for the printer which should make it accessibly by all the computers at all times the network is running. :)
     
  4. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

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    Ive read that it is possible to print to a windows machine from a mac but in all my attempts it has not worked.
     
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