Does Apple make a "Print Server"?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by 800Degrees, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. 800Degrees macrumors newbie

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    In my house, I have two MacBooks (mine and my wife's) and a PC laptop. I have three printers (color, laser, etc. - need them all). I want to keep all of the printers in one location and have them accessible wirelessly by any of the laptops - the Macs especially. In the PC world, $100 gets you a Linksys wireless print server that does exactly what I need... except it's not Mac compatible. Does Apple make something that'll do what the Linksys device does?

    What do I need to pull this off? I'm tired of running around connecting to printers.

    Thanks!
     
  2. itickings macrumors 6502a

    itickings

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    The Time Capsule and AirPort Express/Extreme Base Stations with 802.11n allow wireless sharing of multiple USB printers. (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2421)

    Not every printer will be compatible though, as usual.
     
  3. McKs macrumors member

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    connect them to a Mac and enable Printer sharing in the system preferences under sharing. They will show up on the other Macs automatically when you add a printer.
    In Windows, add a new network printer; you can find it by browsing. When Windows asks to select a driver for the printer, select any PostScript driver like the Apple LaserWriter or Color LaserWriter instead of the printer model you're using.

    edit: sorry, just noticed you have a laptop only setup, read this: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070520190815384
     

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