MacBook and Wireless Printer

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  1. Macnificant macrumors 6502a

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    Can someone help me out with wireless printer

    I have a Desktop PC running XP and a Black macbook 2007 which runs off wireless router.

    I am trying to find info on printer wirelessly but having a hard time figuring it out.

    I would appreciate the help

    Printer is Espon Stylus CX8400
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Does your router have a USB port? You can connect your printer (if it is USB) to your router and print to it wirelessly.

    Oops just noticed you have a wireless printer. Go to System preferences > Print and Fax > click on the plus sign to add a printer.
     
  3. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So you are suggesting to hook printer into router? I think it is directly into the computer right now. Is that why it isnt printing?
     
  4. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Yes connect it to your router and go to System Preferences > Print and Fax > Click on the plus sign to add a printer. Or check if you can add the printer in system preferences without connecting it to your router since it is wireless.
     
  5. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    system preferences on the wireless computer right? In my case the macbook
     
  6. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Yes.
     
  7. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    discovered that there is no USB port on back of the router. Does this mean I will not be able to print wireless
     
  8. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Try doing what I said since your printer is wireless (System Preferences > Print and Fax > + button to add a printer)
     

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