Printer sharing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Michael13, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Michael13 macrumors member

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    Yo, I just got my new MBP yesterday and was wondering how to connect to a network printer. if someone cold give me steps or point me in the right direction that would be kool. thanx alot for any help. btw: the printer is connected to a PC :-( <dunno if that makes a difference or not.
     
  2. WannaGoMac macrumors 68000

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    Turn on printer sharing on the PC as a first step.
     
  3. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yep, and then turn on printer sharing on your mac in Prefences > Sharing
     
  4. WannaGoMac macrumors 68000

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    Not if he is looking to user a printer attached to the PC.

    This will just have the mac share a printer physically attached to it?

    I believe he should do as second step add a printer in Preferences
     
  5. Michael13 thread starter macrumors member

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    uhh

    heres my situation, i have an hp photosmart printer connected to a WIN xp PC. my home is wireless and i would like to connect to that computer/printer wirelessly with my macbook pro. can someone please tell me how to do this. i cant be the only one who wants to print wirelessly without buying an airport base station.
     
  6. WannaGoMac macrumors 68000

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    We already told you. And you are correct, you are HARDLY the only person doing this. You're just not motivated enough to do a simple Google search for the answer. Here ya go...

    http://www.google.com/search?q=Share+Windows+XP+Printer

    and for the Mac side:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=ux&q=Leopard+Print+to+windows+shared+printer


    and a walk-through guide

    http://lowendmac.com/mac2win/06/0201.html

    Ok, since I already typed it...
    1) Windows XP -- share printer (Control Panel->Printers & Faxes->Right click on HP Photosmart and select Sharing).

    2) Mac -- Add network printer (Apple Menu->Preferences ->Print & Fax -> More Printers ->Select your windows network name->Windows computer name and under that should be the printer.

    Google for exact instructions on the Mac if this isnt enough.



    OR

    Buy an network printer that can plug into your router with an ethernet cable. Best way IMHO since computer doesn't have to be on to use the printer then...
     
  7. Michael13 thread starter macrumors member

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    uhh

    I think my problem is, that all of these guides show how to in tiger, and im running leopard. im new to macs so try not to tell me how retarded i am.
     
  8. WannaGoMac macrumors 68000

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    Didn't call you retarded, I am calling you lazy.

    Last comment, it's the same basic process to add a printer. All the info is above you need.

    Good luck. I am now unsubscribed from your thread.
     
  9. el bradamontes macrumors newbie

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    something's up with leopard

    WannaGoMac, you're out of line man. Hey, I am experiencing some problems as well except mine are mac to mac. I had an iMac hooked up to a wireless modem/router (not one of the special printer jabi jabs) and was sharing the printer wirelessly with a powerbook and an emac, both running tiger. The imac that is attached to the printer does NOT have a wireless card. It is using the router that it is hard wired to so I know this is definitely possible without a special router or a wireless card. Problem is, my new MacBook running leopard is not recognizing the printer. I have gone through the exact same steps with the MacBook as I went through with the powerbook and the eMac and still nothing. The only reason you would need a printer router whathaveyou is if your computers do not have the capability of sharing the info. I'd keep digging. It's possible unless Mac decided to disable this ability in Leopard for some reason. Like you have to put all your other machines on leopard or something.
     

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