setting up a printer for network sharing

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  1. Casino

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    I have a Windows XP machine with a printer connected to it. That computer connects to a wireless router. My macbook also connects to that router. I'm having a lot of trouble connecting to that printer through the network from my Macbook.

    I called Apple and they said it could be something wrong with the XP machine. So I'm asking you for everything you would do on the XP machine that could help the macbook use it. All I did so far was right click the printer, go to sharing and set it up for sharing. Is there anything else in XP that I should change?

    I'm not asking for Mac help so don't tell me to post in the Mac forum, I'm asking for XP help. What else can I do in XP to set up the printer for sharing?
     
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    From my experience, once you set up sharing on the printer, your done. Maybe it might be a problem with Mac Vs XP? Is installing the printer onto a print server an option? That would give you the ability to print to it with your Mac Book without having the XP machine on.
     
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    I just have a regular wireless router. Would I have to buy more equipment to set up a print server?
     
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