Print from Mac when printer is attached to PC?

MrVegas

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Jun 4, 2005
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Columbia, Md.
I am sharing my keyboard, mouse and monitor between a Mac and PC via a KVM switch. My HP Laserjet printer is physically attached to the PC. Is there any way that I can print on the HP from the Mac without attaching the cable to the Mac? I'm on the latest version of Tiger.

Thanks.
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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I had this same setup, if possible connecting the printer to the mac was much easier for me!
 

Cvstos

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Nov 19, 2004
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Yeah, you got to turn on printer sharing in Windows and tell it to share that printer. Then turn on printer sharing in OS X, and try to find the printer in OS X. Should work in theory, at least.
 

aricher

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Feb 20, 2004
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Chi-il
I have my HP printer hooked up to my wife's PC using a serial cable and my Mac plugged in via a USB cable - works like a charm.
 

dsharits

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Jun 19, 2004
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Plant City, FL
My dad has a printer with his PC on our wireless network. I print from it all the time as a shared printer. It's pretty much self-explanatory to set that up on Windows, and the instructions for installing a shared printer are readily available in a Google search.