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02-29-2012 12:26 PM
I have a Windows7 PC that is connected wirelessly via Linksys Wireless-G router to an HP Photosmart C4795 printer. (It took several hours to get that setup to work properly! So, I am hesitant to do anything that would mess up that connection.)
I also have an iMac G5 running OS X Version 10.4.11, which is also connected to my wifi network. I downloaded the iMac driver, etc, and started the set-up wizard. However, instead of just helping me connect the printer to my wifi network, it instructs me to connect a USB cable to the printer so it can be configured. I am concerned that if I do that my Windows7 PC will no longer be able to use the printer, but the Wizard will not allow me to continue unless I attach the USB cable.
Can I connect the iMac by USB cable directly to: (a) the printer, or (b) the router, without disturbing my current wireless connetion between my Windows7 PC and the printer?
Thanks for any help you can offer!
02-29-2012 05:15 PM
Oh, good question. Connecting the USB cable is for the first install of the printer only. Since your printer is already on the network it should see the printer already there and install it on your Mac.
There may be a button in the software for "Can't find my printer". Click it and follow the directions.
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03-01-2012 12:04 PM
Additionally, If you cannot locate the printer by its IP address as listed by the instructions,
Please clarify what router you are using, in order to better understand if it is fully compatible with Mac envoirnment.
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