Help networking my Macs and printer

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  1. Bolicious

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    I have my PowerMac plugged into my Microsoft router/wireless hub via Cat5. I have the PowerBook running wirelessly through the hub. All is well.

    With my printer, it is plugged into my PowerMac via USB. Is there any way to access the printer with the PowerBook? There is no USB connection on the hub to plug the printer into to make it a network printer.

    I'm hoping to not need to buy something like Airport Express just to be able to network the printer.

    TIA.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    You need to set up printer sharing on the PowerMac.
     
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    How do you do that?
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Start printer sharing in the sharing pane of system preferences. Your PowerBook should see it. If you need to access it from a Windows machine, it takes a little more work, but I can help there too. I've got my USB printer shared from my PowerMac and have no problems printing to it from my desktop and laptop Windoze machines.
     
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    Awesome. It worked great. :bigthumb:
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Coolio. :)
     
  7. Pineapple Devil

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    help me with my problem!

    my roommate has a printer on his computer (xp pro) and i cant find his computer or printer with my powerbook. things are shared on his computer including the printer
     
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