Printer sharing in Panther

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by yadmonkey, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. yadmonkey macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2002
    Western Spiral
    I am looking into a laser printer for my small mac home network and was wondering if I can save money by using printer sharing in Panther rather than getting a network-ready printer. I'd be hooking the printer up via USB to my main Mac and sharing over the network. Is this a relatively easy thing to do?

    As we're on the subject - does anyone have a recommendation for a good laser printer under $400?
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    here is how you do it

    Hook the printer up to the Mac and install it (cd or on the systems preferences under Print & Fax).

    After printer is installed, open System Preferences. Third line down, choose Sharing. Then check Printer Sharing. Done.

    Then of course, go to all other Macs (Print & Fax) and look for network printer, and the shared printer should come up.

    edit: in the print & fax area, hit set up printers..., then under shared should be the printer that you installed and shared.

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