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How do I find my HP 5610 network printer (Windows) on my MACbook?

I print easily from my PC notebook but cannot get started on my (new) MACbook! None of the MAC help windows seem to recognize my problem. The wireless network works fine for internet connections, but I get nowhere with the print winows! Any pointers or solutions?

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