Sharing a printer?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by anterior, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. anterior macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2005
    Hey everyone... i'm relatively new to macs so bear w/ me :)

    I own an 20" iMac G5 (revA). I also have my dsl modem plugged into my Airport Express which is next to my stereo on the other side of the room from my iMac. The iMac is connecting to the internet wirelessly. I have my Canon IP 5000 printer hooked up to my iMac via USB. I just bought my wife a new 14" iBook last night and it should be here in about a week. So... is there a way for her to print to the printer, wirelessly, through the imac.. the way it's setup now? Can I somehow share the printer that is hooked up to the iMac for her to use? Or am I stuck having to plug the printer into the airport for both computers to use it?

    Thanks for any help!

  2. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    Sure, it's easy. Just make sure that Printer Sharing is enabled in the Sharing Preference Pane in System Preferences. I'm not running Tiger on this Mac, so can't give you an appropriate screen grab, but trust me - it's simple. I share a printer through my Tiger-equipped G4 iMac to this Powerbook on a regular basis.
  3. anterior thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2005
    Awesome! Thanks for the reply!

    I will try it out when the new ibook arrives then!

    Thanks again!

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