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The Imposible QuestioN?? HOW to SHare Printer With A PC and Mac?


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Hey guys I have for what I have read the Imposible of all imposibles: I need to print with a printer that is USB wire to a PC, my mac is ibook on airport card sending to a Belkin Router (thats is connected ethernet to the PC) Is there a way to SHare files between the two? and is there a way to print from my mac to the Printer thats hoook up to the PC?
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Sharing files should be straightforward. Set up a share on the PC (right click on the folder to share, select Sharing, follow the wizard or fill in the gaps). Then you can access that share on the Mac by finding it in Finder under Network. (You may need to put them in the same workgroup; I can't remember if it makes a difference.)

Sharing the printer is harder; I looked into it and gave up because it seemed to be too much hassle. But if you search around on Google you'll find some instructions. I'm now using an Airport-connected wireless printer and it makes life much easier.
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i have also given up on sharing a printer that is hooked up to my pc. i created a folder and shared it out and i use it to save all my print files to it and then print them out later.

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Thanks guys
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buy an airport express and just use it as a print server job done



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A print server is the way to go. I've got my power book, my wife's PC (sony vaio), and my samsung laser printer all connected wirelessy. Both can print with no problems. My printer documentation even stated I could NOT use it on a MAC.

I'm using a D-link print server that is rock solid.

http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=174
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does anyone know if it is possible to print to a print server from outside the network? my parents have a print server at home and i would like to print to it from here at school, sort of like a fax. i could print to it from home but when i got back here to school it didnt work, i was printing to it by the ip address which is why i thought it might work

we have the d-link DP-301P+ print server (http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=322 )
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does anyone know if it is possible to print to a print server from outside the network? my parents have a print server at home and i would like to print to it from here at school, sort of like a fax. i could print to it from home but when i got back here to school it didnt work, i was printing to it by the ip address which is why i thought it might work

we have the d-link DP-301P+ print server (http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=322 )
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On your Windows XP Machine:

1. Log in as Administrator
2. Click Start>Settings>Control Panel
3. Then Click add/remove programs
4. Then Click add/remove windows components
5. Open the Other Network File and Printer Services section.
6. Put a checkmark in Print Services for Unix.
7. Click Ok; Click Next ( It will probably ask for your Windows Cd at this point)
8. Click finish
9. Close the add/remove programs window

Next steps will have the service start automatically, which is the prefered way to do it:

1. Click Start>Settings>Control Panel
2. Double click Administrative tools
3. Double click Services
4. Double click TCP/IP print server
5. Change the startup type to Automatic
6. Click ok and close all open windows.

Next steps setup the printer for tcp/ip printing

1. Click start>settings>printers
2. Right click the printer you want to share and select sharing
3. Click the radio button for Share as and fill in the share name you want to use. (Mine is hpphotos; for hp photosmart)

Now move to your Mac and finish things up.

1. Launch the Print Center for the Applications>Utilties folder
2. Click the Add Printer button
3. Change Appletalk to IP Printing
4. Enter the Windows XP Computer's IP address in the Address Box (Will probably look like 192.168.x.x, if you don't know go to your windows xp machine and from the Command Prompt type ipconfig, it will give you the network address for your windows machine
5. Uncheck the default queue radio button
6. Enter the name of the printer shared name that you setup on your windows machine.
7. Select your printer model, if you installed gimp print it should be there, if not pic a close model number.
8. Close print center after the printer was added.
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