Printer sharing question

vniow

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Jul 18, 2002
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Hi. My dad just got a big check from Cisco and chances are that we're going to use a portion of that on a brand new iMac. Yay! :p

There's just one little problem;

We have an older HP parallel-port all-in-one printer that won't work on it. Duh. My question is since I have an XP box that will support it, if my parents get Airport and if I got a 802.11 card, could you print from the Mac to my PC or does it only work with USB and Macs?

-Thanx:)
 

vniow

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Okay, I lust looked at HP's website and it says that the HP Officejet 700 All-In-One isn't supported by any Mac OS, would Jaguar not print to it anywayz, wether we had a usb to parallel adapter or used the airport printer sharing?
C'mon, surely somebody can answer at least one of these questions. We're going to be spending $1400 on a brand new computer and we don't want to spend another $200 to replace a working, albeit old, printer.
:)
 

Farside161

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you might be able to if you have a USB to parallel adapter and using the "defalt printer.." setting in print center. I dont know about airport printer sharing with your XP box and i don't know about geting the extra stuff with your all-in-one printer, but you should be able to print to it.
 

Gus

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One of the conditions of printer sharing in any Mac OS is that the driver for that printer has to be installed on all the computers using it. I think you might out of luck.

Gus
 

scem0

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I would have to recommend Samsung's ML 1210 if color printing isnt important to you. It is a laser printer that does text extremely well, and can cost as little as $110.00. It is a great deal, I love mine :D.
 

vniow

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Originally posted by scem0
I would have to recommend Samsung's ML 1210 if color printing isnt important to you. It is a laser printer that does text extremely well, and can cost as little as $110.00. It is a great deal, I love mine :D.
Thanx, but color printing is important. It's really for my Mom, and she does photos every once in awhile, even more if we get a digital camera with part of this check. She wanted an all-in-one cuz she does copies ocassionally, but we'll probably have to settle for a seperate scanner and printer.
I'll keep that in mind if I ever start printing a lot of documents.
:)
 
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