Set up a Printer and File Server???

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by hartleymartin, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. hartleymartin macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Is there some way of setting up a spare Mac (such as an older MacMini or an old MacBook say Core2Duo era) as a combined printer and file server?

    My home network is mostly wireless, though my Mac Pro is connected via ethernet. I have a rather nice laser copier/printer/fax which I use mostly as a printer and occasionally as a scanner.

    Basically, I don't want to have to carry my MacBook downstairs just to print a document. Is there a way I can hook up the printer to a spare Mac via USB and then have the Mac running as an always-on Printer and File Server?
  2. DJLC macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2005
    North Carolina
    Yep. OS X client can do this.

    System Preferences -> Sharing. Enable File and Print sharing.

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