Jaguar and USB Printer Sharing


macrumors 68040
Original poster
Oct 28, 2001
San Luis Obispo, CA
Hi, I have a Hewlet Packard printer, connected to my iMac 233MHz running Jaguar. Now, all the computers in my house are networked, sharing cable internet and all (hard wire), and now that Jaguar is out, am I able to print on the USB printer from other computers in the house?

If so, how?

Thanks for any help!


macrumors 65816
Feb 20, 2002
Man, its really pretty easy.. my problem was getting it to work over airport...there's another thread showing that though.

tell your iMac 233MHz to "share" its printer (preferences/sharing)

then open print center on your other computers (macs I hope, windows is about the same though)
and select the printer over network option, or something like that

fiddling with all the settings will do you good to learn what to mess with, and what not to. in the end you won't break anything


macrumors 65816
Jan 1, 2002
On all of the computers go to System Prefs>Sharing and check "Printer Sharing".

Your USB printer should show up in Printers List in Print Center on the networked machines. In Print Center, sometimes it shows up when you select "USB" from the drop-down menu, other times it's under Network. Either way, when it shows up, just select it and enjoy.

You may get an Error that says something like "Printer Error...". If this happens, go to Apple Menu>Location>Network Preferences and in the "Search Domains" area, type "local" -(no quotes though :) ). That should fix that problem.

Good Luck!

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