How to wirelessly print to a HP printer hooked up to a windows pc

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  1. ILOVEMYMBP2.2g macrumors regular

    ILOVEMYMBP2.2g

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    I was just wondering if anyone knew of any websites or knew yourself how to print to Hp deskjet printer that is hooked up to a windows pc. I would love to print from my macbook pro to my printer that is downstairs wirelessly. My printer is hooked into my windows xp pc and then i have have a router hooked up to the pc. Ive tryed i just cant figure it out. Thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. gsahli macrumors 6502a

    gsahli

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    mad jew is right for the setup, but there are also issues with driver. The HP-provided driver won't work for network printing - it was written to only support USB. (HP does provide network drivers for non-postscript printers that include built-in ethernet or wireless - the more expensive models). Most models are supported by Gutenprint or hpijs + ghostscript, found here:
    http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/macosx

    (Gutenprint is an update of the Gimp-Print version included in OS X.)

    Here's a guide for setup:
    http://www.ifelix.co.uk/tech/3015.html
     

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