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Can Windows XP and Mac OS X be networked to HP Photosmart ?

by Jansetau / September 6, 2008 2:23 PM PDT

Hi all.

I have been running Win XP SP3 linked to an HP 2410 PSC Photosmart all-in-one for some time now but recently I have been given an Apple Mac (eMac) installed with OS X Leopard and wish to network the lot so that both OS can use the printer.

Is this possible?

The 2410 is conneted to the Win XP box via USB2 connection. There are no free USB ports on the 2410.

All help appreciated.


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To figure this out I went to the manuals for the printer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2008 11:37 PM PDT
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Can Windows XP and Mac OS X be networked to HP Photosmart
by Jansetau / September 7, 2008 1:18 AM PDT

Hi there.

Thank you for the quick reply.

To answer your question, no I have not tried anything as yet as I only got my eMac yesterday and at the moment I know nothing about Macs. I am still stumbling along.

My post was to ascertain if this type of connection was possible, and your reply would suggest that it is.

I will check out your link and hopefully digest your suggestion tomorrow ( 11pm here). I will have to fathom out your suggested installation as I have not heard of this program.

Any further help that you may be able to give will be appreciated.

My main problem is that I have always been a Windows man and this is my first attempt with Apple.


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Tell more about this eMac
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 1:54 AM PDT notes it's not a current model. You may have to do a little more work here. Such as checking if the driver from HP runs on the old PowerPC based Apple machines.
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Can Windows XP and Mac OS X be networked to HP Photosmart ?
by Jansetau / September 8, 2008 6:01 PM PDT

Hi Bob.

Well I have installed the HP 2410 successfully onto the eMac and it works a treat.

My next challenge is, can all 3 be networked so that I do not have to unplug and re-plug between the computers if I want to print, failing that, just to network/connect the 2 computers would be a big plus.

I can always buy a cheep printer and hoo it up to the eMac.


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I'd use ...
by Kees Bakker / September 8, 2008 6:35 PM PDT
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