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How do I add another computer to my printer? Does it matter that the computer it is currently attached to is an iMAC, but the laptop I want to add has the Vista operating system?

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That depends on if the printer has its own IP or if it is connected to a PC and shared. If it is connected to a PC and shared, then no you can't connect them due to the difference in OS's (even if you are sharing from an XP machine you can't connect from a Vista believe it or not). If the printer can be put on a network (use a small office router) and then connect the printer either thru its own NIC or with the use of an external jet direct it would be the best alternative simply because the printer would be its own entity on the network and not need a master PC to operate.

Hope this helps.

MJ Krier
Kriers Computing

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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