Setting up Printer Wirelessly for iMac n PC

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tommyboy9996, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. tommyboy9996 macrumors member


    Aug 21, 2009
    Hi, this may be sort of a noob question but I was hoping someone could help me out. I have an HP photosmart 8050 printer hooked up to my iMac via USB. The thing is my girlfriend uses my other 2 dell laptops mainly for school while I use my iMac for school. All of these computers are on the same network and are scattered around my house. So being in school we need to print out a lot of documentation and wanted to just have the printer setup wirelessly. I have a modem w/ the wired/wireless router, and all my computers have internal wireless cards. ANy help would be appreciated greatly!!!! Thanks!
  2. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    As long as your iMac stays on, you can enable Printer Sharing using System Preferences>Sharing.

    I'm pretty sure that Windows machines can access the printer this way. If not, you may have to install Bonjour on the Windows PCs.
  3. tommyboy9996 thread starter macrumors member


    Aug 21, 2009
    Hey I tried but no luck. Any other ideas!!?? Please, thanks!!

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