Wirelessly Shared Printer

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  1. JGAC

    JGAC Vin Diesel is.... OT Supporter

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    Ok so I'm on a MacBook Pro and I have roommate that has a PC, and I have another PC as well.

    Is there a way so that I can print wirelessly to my printer and allow access to both the PCs?

    :x:

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    two wireless laptops
    one wired desktop
     
  2. alverino03

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    Connect printer to desktop and share it. :dunno:
     
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    JGAC Vin Diesel is.... OT Supporter

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    desktop isn't always on.
     
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    oh and its a canon pixma ip4300
     
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    i have mine hooked into my airport extreme
     
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    ouch, $180 from apple?
     
  8. Eye For The Winter

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    I share my printer from my Mac laptop to 2 other Mac laptops and a Windows laptop in my house.

    Just enable Printer Sharing on the Mac and then on the Windows computer you need to download Bonjour which will enable it to find the printer on the network as a shared printer.
     
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    I dont want it to be connected to anything. If to the desktop it needs to be on, if to the laptop I'm tied down.
     
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    damn... it wasent 180 at bestbuy.
     
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    try an airport express
     
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    If you already have a wireless router, you can get a print server device for like 50 bones. Check newegg!
     
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    Any recommendations?
     
  14. skolen

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    $30 Airport Basestation off eBay?

    That's what I paid for mine.
     
  15. Maffy29

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    Get rid of that printer and get a HP 6950. Its wireless to begin with.
     
  16. TheWeasel

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    Airport Express works great for wireless printer sharing. I used it for a while but now use my Intel mini as the print server as it's on 24/7 and close to the printer. Airport Express is now used for extending the wireless network in the house and Airtunes.
     

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