windows - ethernet printing to airport possible?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by holy MAC!, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. holy MAC! macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2003
    hello, i hope this isn't a repeat thread, if it is, please excuse it.

    i have a new airport express and i want to hook up my old pc desktop to print to a printer attached to the airport. my question is... is that possible? or do you need to be wirelessly connected to the airport in order to print?

    if you can, how?

    i have a lexmark and prints fine wirelessly via my pbook.

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I don't think you can do this directly, but if you turn on Mac OS X Printer Sharing and Windows Sharing, and add the printer to the list of printers on your PC after doing so, as long as your PowerBook is turned on and not asleep, you should be able to print. I had problems getting Windows to recognize Mac shared printers myself, so I can't guarantee that this will work - it is the most logical solution, though.

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