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Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course by Joe Kissell

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Share Printers on Your Local Network

Many inexpensive printers connect to a Mac using USB. If you have more than one Mac in your home or small office that needs access to a USB-connected printer, you may be able to use features built into OS X to share it across your local network. Alternatively, third-party software lets iOS devices benefit from shared printers too.

Note: Printers with built-in Wi-Fi, and Ethernet-connected printers compatible with Apple’s AirPrint technology, don’t require these extra steps.

Configure Printer Sharing

Before you can share a printer, it must appear in the Printers & Scanners pane of System Preferences, which means you must configure it in the usual way for the Mac to which it’s directly connected. Once you’ve ...

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