ADDING WINDOWS 7 SHARED PRINTER TO XP,7,8 AND MAC OS X




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Note. You will need share name? workgroup name? Server name?
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share name.
Goto the computer that the printer is connected to.
You find that by clicking start
selecting printers and devices
right clicking on your printer
left clicking on properties. I believe its the first properties…
once in there… select share from the tabs and you should see a long rectangular box with the share name. write it down…

Next you will need server name.
press start
in the space at the bottom of the screen to the left type cmd
a black and white screen pops up…
type ipconfig and hit enter…
this gives you your server name…
write it down…

workgroup name
here is how to find workgroup name.
In Windows 7, open the Start menu, right click on the Computer button, click on Properties, and Click/tap on either Advanced System Settings in the left column, or Change settings link for most users. the workgroup is WORKGROUP

now you have workgroup, share name and server name.

Now our next step is to add our shared windows printer to mac os x…. don’t forget workgroup, share name and server name.
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ADDING SHARED PRINTER TO MAC OS X
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Mac OS X v10.5 or later

Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu.
Choose Print & Fax from the View menu.
Click the + button to add a printer.
Press the Control key while clicking the “Default” icon (or any other icon on the toolbar), then choose Customize Toolbar from the contextual menu that appears.
Drag the Advanced (gear) icon to the toolbar.
Click Done.
Click the Advanced icon that was added to the toolbar.
Choose Windows from the Type pop-up menu.
In the URL field, type the printer’s address in one of the following formats:

smb://workgroup/server/sharename
smb://server/sharename

Note: “workgroup” is the name of the Windows workgroup that the computer sharing the printer belongs to. “server” is the name of the computer sharing the printer (or its IP address). “sharename” is the shared Windows printer’s share name. If the share name contains spaces, replace each space with “%20″ (without quotation marks).

Tip: You don’t need a “workgroup” when specifying the IP address of the computer (such as when the printer is on a different subnet), or if your Mac belongs to the same Windows (SMB) workgroup.
In the Name field, type the name you would like to use for this printer in Mac OS X.
Choose the appropriate PPD or printer driver from the “Print Using” pop-up menu.
Click Add.

Ok now lets add a shared printer in windows

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ADDING SHARED PRINTER TO WINDOWS xp and 7
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In Windows XP:

1. Click Start > Printers and Faxes.
2. Click Add a Printer on the left pane.
3. Click Next.
4. Select Local printer attached to this computer and click Next.
5. Select Create a new port, select Local Port for the Port Type, and click Next.
6. For Port Name, enter the network path to the printer by entering two slashes, the computer name or local IP address of the PC sharing the printer, and then the share name of the printer. For example “\\dellpc\hpprinter” or “\\192.168.1.100\hpprinter”
7. Select the printer and click Next. If the exact model isn’t listed, try the closest model number or a generic printer.
8. Follow the rest of the wizard.

In Windows Vista and 7:

1. Click Start > Devices and Printers.
2. Click Add a Printer on the top.
3. Select Add a local printer.
4. Select Create a new port, select Local Port for the Port Type, and click Next.
5. For Port Name, enter the network path to the printer by entering two slashes, the computer name or local IP address of the PC sharing the printer, and then the share name of the printer. For example “\\dellpc\hpprinter” or “\\192.168.1.100\hpprinter”
6. Select the printer and click Next. If the exact model isn’t listed, try the closest model number or a generic printer.
7. Follow the rest of the wizard.

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ADDING SHARED PRINTER TO WINDOWS 8
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PRESS WINDOWS KEY AND K
this should bring up printers and devices…
then follow the steps for adding shared printers to windows xp and 7

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