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Take Control of Your Apple Wi-Fi Network by Glenn Fleishman

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Set Up a Shared Printer

With a base station set up to handle local computers and hooked into the Internet, your next step may be to attach a printer to the base station so that it can be shared among all the local computers. In this chapter, I explain how to set up a base station for an attached printer using either a USB or a wireless connection, and how Add a Shared Printer in Mac OS X and Add a Shared Printer in Windows.

Add a Printer with USB

Plug the printer into the base station (any AirPort model) or a USB hub (Extreme, Time Capsule). You should not need to reboot your base station for it to recognize the printer.

The AirPort Extreme and the Time Capsule each have a lone USB port that can connect to either a single printer or a single ...

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