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Take Control of Your AirPort Network by Glenn Fleishman

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Chapter . Setting Up a Shared USB Printer

With a base station set up to handle local computers and hooked into the Internet, your next step may be sharing a USB printer, if you have an AirPort Express or AirPort Extreme Base Station. Your basic steps are:

  1. Plug the printer into the base station and turn it on. You should not need to reboot your base station for it to recognize the printer.

  2. Give the printer a custom name; for details, read “Rename a Shared Printer” (later on this page).

  3. As needed, configure recent Macintoshes to connect to the printer; Add a Shared USB Printer in Mac OS X 10.2–10.4, on the next page, explains how.

  4. As needed, configure Windows XP machines to connect to the printer; Add a Shared USB Printer in Windows XP, later in this ...

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