Mac to MS link

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  1. zach ct, Dec 2, 2011
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    zach ct macrumors newbie

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    I just got a macbook and have my printer connected to a laptop with windows vista, ther is also a Pc in the house with XP, all connected through a 'TP-Link' network.

    How can i make this printer appear and print for all computers in the house by use of the network?
    I have a spare network key which might be of use inorder to connect the printer to the network?

    Some advice is well apreciated!

    Thanks, zach.;)
     
  2. corvaxmuzzy macrumors newbie

    corvaxmuzzy

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    If your printer is on the network that the Mac is on, you should be able to easily manually configure your Mac to use the Printer:

    System Preferences -> Print & Fax -> the "+" sign -> ...then just track down your printer on your network (click around...I do not remember the exact steps from there)
     
  3. zach ct thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the problem is connecting the printer to the network and working it independantly from all the pcs without being connected to the router, i have a spare internet key if its any use
    thanks!
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You will need to connect the printer to the router to use it independent of the pcs. I have an printer that plugs right into the router via ethernet and it's usable by all systems in the house.
     

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