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Share Your Mac’s Printer With Windows XP: An Overview
Mac Printer Sharing: Share Your Mac’s Printer With Windows XP: An Overview

You can easily access your shared Mac printer from your Windows XP computer.

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.
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