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How to print on network with windows and mac os?

Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:09 pm

I want to be able to print from one place
the issue is I will be running Windows 7 and Mac Os 10.6
so that means I cannot create a home network via windows 7, correct?

I have an old old printer that is USB only Canon S9000
someone said in another post that I could get an USB to Ethernet adapter, but I could not find any for sale with a female end to plug into the printer?
I don't mind buying a new router, do they make ones you can plug a usb printer into directly?
 
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Re: How to print on network with windows and mac os?

Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:45 pm

Can you plug the printer to the Windows box and share it via Windows networking? The Mac OS box should see it with SMB.
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Re: How to print on network with windows and mac os?

Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:22 pm

ok i went back and tried it again
before I couldnt find windows sharing in the Mac system preferences but I did a search and found it
I was still not able to connect the printer automatically, I had to enter it manually
http://192.168.1.3:631/printers/canon_s9000
seems to be working now, Ill have to test it a little more

do you know if I can install a scanner this same way?
 
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Re: How to print on network with windows and mac os?

Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:08 pm

That depends on if the scanner has network scanning capabilities. Usually that requires software to be installed to initiate the scanning and it would have to be OSX compatible.
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