Printing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sarahbeara988, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. sarahbeara988 macrumors newbie

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    I have my MacBook at my dad's house, and he has wireless printing set up with non-Macs. I am wondering how I can join the home network so that I can print wirelessly.
     
  2. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

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    I guess you'll need to be on the same wireless network as the printer. Then hit print in a program and search for the printer by name. Should be that simple.
     
  3. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    The printer might also be tossing out it's own signal. For example my Samsung printer tosses out it's own wi-fi connection, listed under 'airport/devices/airportthru' all I have to do is connect to it and I'm good to go. If it's through a router, through USB or Ethernet, then you'll need to be on his network to access it.
     
  4. sarahbeara988 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am connected to the wireless network, but the printer does not show up as possible printers.
     
  5. mmduluth macrumors regular

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    You may need to have the drivers to that printer installed. I had to with my lexmark wireless printer. I had to install them on all the computers in the house.
     
  6. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    There should be a way to connect to the printer's settings and get it to join your existing network instead of broadcasting its own. That way you won't have to disconnect/reconnect to use the printer.
     

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