Printer sharing question

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  1. vniow macrumors G4

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    Hi. My dad just got a big check from Cisco and chances are that we're going to use a portion of that on a brand new iMac. Yay! :p

    There's just one little problem;

    We have an older HP parallel-port all-in-one printer that won't work on it. Duh. My question is since I have an XP box that will support it, if my parents get Airport and if I got a 802.11 card, could you print from the Mac to my PC or does it only work with USB and Macs?

    -Thanx:)
     
  2. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

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    Does anybody know how you would go about this? :confused:
     
  3. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

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    Okay, I lust looked at HP's website and it says that the HP Officejet 700 All-In-One isn't supported by any Mac OS, would Jaguar not print to it anywayz, wether we had a usb to parallel adapter or used the airport printer sharing?
    C'mon, surely somebody can answer at least one of these questions. We're going to be spending $1400 on a brand new computer and we don't want to spend another $200 to replace a working, albeit old, printer.
    :)
     
  4. Farside161 macrumors member

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    you might be able to if you have a USB to parallel adapter and using the "defalt printer.." setting in print center. I dont know about airport printer sharing with your XP box and i don't know about geting the extra stuff with your all-in-one printer, but you should be able to print to it.
     
  5. Gus macrumors 65816

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    One of the conditions of printer sharing in any Mac OS is that the driver for that printer has to be installed on all the computers using it. I think you might out of luck.

    Gus
     
  6. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

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    Damn. Guess it's a new printer for us then. :(
     
  7. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I would have to recommend Samsung's ML 1210 if color printing isnt important to you. It is a laser printer that does text extremely well, and can cost as little as $110.00. It is a great deal, I love mine :D.
     
  8. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

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    Thanx, but color printing is important. It's really for my Mom, and she does photos every once in awhile, even more if we get a digital camera with part of this check. She wanted an all-in-one cuz she does copies ocassionally, but we'll probably have to settle for a seperate scanner and printer.
    I'll keep that in mind if I ever start printing a lot of documents.
    :)
     
  9. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Well thats to bad, because its a good printer. But I hope you find a printer that suits your needs :D.
     

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