Wireless printing question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by GtotheK, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. GtotheK macrumors member

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    hi all
    i'm going to be setting up in a new apt and sharing a printer with my wife's PC. The printer is a wireless HP photosmart. My question is what is the best way to go about doing this? Should I plug the printer into my AEBS, if I do that, would the PC be able to share it, since the PC will be connected to the AEBS? Or can I just pick up the printer on my macbook over the wireless network? Please advise...I appreciate your help!
     
  2. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...if the printer has wireless built in, have it connect via WPA2 encryption to your AEBS, then its on the secure net just like a computer...I have a brother 7840w AIO laser setup this way and I have my HP 7260 ethernet connected to one of the spare ethernet ports so that I can have a secure 1 TB HDD shared on my net via the USB port of the AEBS... its all really simple to setup:D
     
  3. GtotheK thread starter macrumors member

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    so just to clarify, i can just pick up the printer on the wireless network? do i connect to the same SSID as my normal network? or do i have to plug in a ethernet cable to the printer? u mentioned something about the ethernet cable, i'm a little confused...i'm a novice, so i apologize if these are stupid questions...
     
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...if your printer has wireless capability built into it, you just use the menu to connect into your existing wireless encrypted network...

    If your printer just has ethernet capability, then you plug an ethernet cable into one of the open ports on your router and configure it from there...
     

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