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zach ct

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Dec 2, 2011
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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.;)
 
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corvaxmuzzy

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Dec 4, 2011
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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.;)
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)
 

zach ct

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Original poster
Dec 2, 2011
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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)
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!
 

old-wiz

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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!
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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