Printer sharing is one of the most popular uses for a home or small business network, and why not? Mac printer sharing can keep costs down by reducing the number of printers you need to buy.
In this step-by-step tutorial, we will show you how to share a printer attached to a Mac running OS X 10.5 (Leopard) with a computer running Windows XP.
Mac printer sharing is a three-part process: making sure your computers are on a common workgroup; enabling printer sharing on your Mac; and adding a connection to a network printer on your Windows XP PC.
Mac Printer Sharing: What You Need
- A working network, either wired or wireless Ethernet.
- A printer that is connected directly to a Mac running OS X 10.5.x (Leopard).
- A common workgroup name for the PCs and Macs on your network.
- About half an hour of your time.