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Ok I have a scanner and a printer that i want to network between my imac and the crappy pc in my bro's room. we already have the internet routered to both comps. Can anyone outline what i have to do to use the scanner and printer on both? The iMac is running 10.2.8 and the pc is running ME i believe. Thanks!
 

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You're really opening a can'o'worms here


I don't know of any scanners which can be shared over a network. Plus, you have to operate the scanner, so why not have it connected where you operate it?

Sharing printers is a whole 'nuther matter.
The simple answer is to buy "DAVE".

Sharing printers between Macs and Windows without running Server software is a real headache :eek:

Do some more research:
is your printer PCL or PS?
can you use ghostscript?
which computer will it be connected to?

Wait, does your printer have a parallel printer port?
If yes, then put the printer on a printserver, like the one I'm selling

Check my SMC router/printserver post
 
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