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iMac USB connected to printer sharing w/Microsoft XP


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This question has probably been asked, so perhaps someone could direct me to the proper place in this forum. If not, then here's the deal: I'm using my iMac (Leopard) as my "default" printer. In other words, this is the one directly connected via USB to an HP Officejet Pro L7700. I'm trying to connect my home network and all of my other computers are PCs running Windows XP. Problem is I can't get the XPs to connect to the the default printer. Appreciate any and all suggestions. Thx!
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I just recently purchased a new airport extreme and connected my printer to it to get wireless network printing for my macbook but then still be able to print from my desktop pc. The only way i was able to get the pc to recognize and "see" the printer attached to my home network was to install new version of bonjour. The new one had a bonjour printer wizard and once i started that it took a whole 2 minutes to setup and then my pc was able to print from it. Try that and hope it helps.


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Thanks. Is Bonjour loaded on your Mac or your PC?
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sorry for late response again. On my mac it found the printer immediately. I had to use the bonjour on my pc which its on there preloaded but i had to uninstall it then download the new version from apple.com and reinstall it and theres an option on the install wizard that will ask if you want to install bonjour printer wizard also and just click that and when its done open that part and follow instructions and then it will print wirelessly.


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