Mac to MS link

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  1. zach ct, Dec 2, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2011

    zach ct macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2011
    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


    Dec 4, 2011
    Deep South
    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

    Dec 2, 2011
    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
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    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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