printing over internet

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by laytonhayes, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. laytonhayes macrumors member


    Sep 26, 2003
    Savannah, GA, USA
    Is there a way I can print over the internet to my home computer. My laptop is running 10.2.6 while my desktop is running 10.3.1. I want to be able to print from my laptop to my desktop over the internet. I can connect to my shared drives over the internet, but have not found a way to share my printer over the internet. I am running through a NAT firewall (not sure if I need to disable ports for printer). Any info will help.
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Printer sharing says that they have to be on the same subnet for Mac OS X to Mac OS X sharing. Those are ports 631 and 515.

    If you go UNIX to UNIX with CUPS, you can share a printer, but you have to go to Print & Fax preferences to set up the remote printer there.

    There was quite a bit of information available through Help Viewer.

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