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I suggest trying this before buying anything.

The first thing you should do is go to the control panel on your WinXP computer and (assuming you are in the classic view) click on "Printers and Faxes" and then click on the printer you want to share. You should then see an option along the side that says "Share this printer", click on it.

Then on you mac go into System Preferences, click on Print and Fax, then in the new window that opens click on the "+" sign to add a new printer. Another new window should open this time go down to the bottom and click "More Printers". This should open the Printer Browser. Now in the top drop-down menu select Windows printing. The other drop down menu should be something like "Network Neighbourhood". In the book below the menus you should now see the name of your network workgroup. Highlight it and press choose. Then select the name of the computer which is connected to the printer and hit choose again.

Now comes the fun part. Highlight the printer and go to the bottom drop-down list and try and find the printer model which matches your own. I said this was the fun part because when I set my printer up it's model wasn't listed so I had to try quite a few different ones before I found one that worked. After you have selected your printer model simply click add and you should be done.

Credit to Marc Pituley
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