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    Setting up a network printer
    I am trying to set up my printer on my new macbook pro and can't seem to find it. I have a windows desktop that is on a network and has a printer connected to it via usb. With my dell, I was able to search the network and add the printer, but I can't seem to find it with my mac. When I click on the plus sign to add a printer, nothing shows up.

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    Did you try connecting it via usb to the Mac then set it up then try networking thats how the instructions for my HP worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    Did you try connecting it via usb to the Mac then set it up then try networking thats how the instructions for my HP worked.
    I just plugged it in and it found the printer and it's listed there now, but I can't get it to go online when I unplug it from the computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeg679 View Post
    I am trying to set up my printer on my new macbook pro and can't seem to find it. I have a windows desktop that is on a network and has a printer connected to it via usb. With my dell, I was able to search the network and add the printer, but I can't seem to find it with my mac. When I click on the plus sign to add a printer, nothing shows up.
    This may be a dumb question, but is this printer a wireless printer? If it is, why would you still plug it into the usb of the your desktop.

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    I plugged it in because to see if it would install the drivers, but I actually got it figured out. I was able to search the network and connected. Thanks guys.

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