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    Mar 19, 2007
    Hooking up Printer to Network
    I am planning to install a wireless network after I get my new MB. Hooked up to the network will be a PC and the MB. My printer is not network compatible, so besides Airport is there another wireless router which allows one to hook up a USB printer. I know that it is possible to hook the printer up through the PC, but I thought that there were sometimes problems with that approach. Also, I wanted to avoid buying an adapter to make the printer network-compatible. Thanks.

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    Sep 22, 2006
    2 iMacs 17+20" 2.16GHz 2GB RAM 500MB HDD 256MB Graphic card. 60Gig 5th gen iPod with Video
    My son and I share a printer which is hooked up via USB to my iMac.
    To do this hook your printerup to your Mac make it available via the printer sharing function in the system preferences. Printer & Faxes --- Sharing tab.
    Then when your other mac is online just do a search for available printers . You should see yours and then just choose it.BTW it only works when the parent iMac is on. It's so easy it's child's play....... Blast just re- read your post I didn't see the PC-Mac bit ...sorry

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    Mar 19, 2007
    The PC bit messes it up, but hopefully I'll start a trend in the household and the next desktop will be a Mac.

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