Printer only works when main iMac is powered up

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jackeyres, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. jackeyres macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2014
    I have two iMacs wirelessly connected to a Canon MG4250 printer.

    Both Macs print well, but the second machine - downstairs - will only print when my Mac is powered up.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance
  2. jaxhunter macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2012
    It sounds like your second Mac is connected to the first rather than directly to the printer. Turn off printer sharing on the first Mac and reconnect the second directly to the printer.

    Thats a simple answer without actually being able to physically investigate the situation.
  3. jackeyres thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2014

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