How do I print to my USB printer over the network?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014

I have a USB printer (Canon i850) that I would like to be able to print to over Ethernet. Does anyone know a good print server that works with Macs?

Thanks in advance.



  • Reply 1 of 5
    ijerryijerry Posts: 615member
    what OS are you using. If both are using X, then you can just turn printer sharing on in the preferences.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    lolololo Posts: 87member
    My PowerBook is running 10.2.3 but the printer isn't connected to another computer. It's sitting in the study, near an Ethernet jack that I would like to connect it to.

  • Reply 3 of 5
    ijerryijerry Posts: 615member
    There is a print server available on Apple's web page. I think it is airport though. Plus it is a little pricey. But that is the only one I know of.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    Check out linksys EtherFast Wireless-Ready USB PrintServer. It runs about $83. Setup if like other linksys routers is easy and straight forward through the web. There is also a wireless one they have that runs about $130. I like their stuff, I've got two routers from them myself.

    Hope this helps.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    You could always just connect the printer to your powerbook :eek:
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