best way to share printer with W7?

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  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

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  3. avediswolf macrumors regular

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    You could try a network print server, or plug it into a time capsule.
     
  4. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how do I set up a network print server?

    I don't have a Time Capsule, and besides, I also need to share this printer with other Windows computers.
     
  5. TranceNW macrumors regular

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    Do you have a wireless router? Does it have a usb port?
     
  6. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, a DLINK DIR 655, but it's located in a rather awkward place
     
  7. TranceNW macrumors regular

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    If it were me, I would plug my printer into the router and set it up as a wireless printer.

    Otherwise, plug a print server into the router.
     
  8. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm weary of print servers. I used one before and there was a terrible lag when I tried to print something
     
  9. email68 macrumors regular

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    I think you have to create a login on the windows computer. You use that as the login/password from the mac when it asks.
     
  10. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But I did. It just kept saying authentication required right after I typed in my password.
     

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