7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2013 8:11 AM by edex67
Mateen Level 1 (0 points)

We have three Macs and a PC using Windows 7 in our family. While the three Mac users are able to print wirelessly to the printer using an Airport Express, I haven't been able to figure out how to connect the PC to the printer. The printer is simply not seen by the PC on the same network. Is it possible to connect both a PC and a Mac to the same printer using w-fi?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • edex67 Level 4 (3,250 points)

    Yes it is possible. Go to Start>Control Panel>Printers and use the Add Printer Wizard. I also think you need to install Bonjour Print Services and AirPort Utility which can be downloaded from Apple.

  • Mateen Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the suggestion. This was the first thing I tried. However, the PC doesn't "see" the printer. The printer does work with the PC when connected and so I am assuming that the printer software is installed on the PC. The PC is about 2 years old while the HP printer is about 3 years old.

  • edex67 Level 4 (3,250 points)

    Just confirming, you do have Bonjour Print Services installed?

  • Mateen Level 1 (0 points)

    No I don't. If I need to install that can you let me know how please? Also I wonder whether it wouldn't be easier to configure the printer on the PC to work wirelessly with it (i.e. PC) first and then try to connect the Macs to the printer. I am much more familiar with a Mac than a PC.

  • edex67 Level 4 (3,250 points)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL999

    Download and run the installer from there (just like installing any other program on Windows). Windows systems require this to be installed and bizarrely it doesn't auto-install along with AirPort Utility.

  • Mateen Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. Unfortunately I am not in the same town as the printer with difficulties. However, I passed along your message to my stepdaughter and hope that she'll be able to install it.

  • edex67 Level 4 (3,250 points)

    Let me know if it works.