How can I share a printer through an ethernet network?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JotaPorras, May 17, 2009.

  1. JotaPorras macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2009
    This looked like the best place to post this.

    I have two computers in my home, a 20" iMac with Leopard and a Desktop Dell with XP. There is an usb printer connected to the Dell, but its upstairs. The computers are connected through an ethernet cable. I was wondering if there was a way to print archives from the iMac to the usb printer.

    What i have been doing is either sharing the files and inserting them to a shared folder on windows xp or sending them to myself via email. I find both processes extremely annoying and boring, and would rather instead just directly send a command to the printer.
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2007
    Good source of info - your Mac's Help menu (top of Finder). Search for "printer share."

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