• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 404
  • Last Modified:

two macs and a printer

How do I network a Centris 610 with no ethernet connection, with a Power Mac G3 and a HP 4M Laser printer. Can this be even be done?
1 Solution
tomd1Author Commented:
Edited text of question
Absolutely. You can use AppleTalk connectors. The HP 4M printer should support the AppleTalk connection, so just use AppleTalk connectors on the printer and each computer, and connect the computers straght to the printer (each AppleTalk connector has two plugs).

tomd1Author Commented:
thanks EbenBrooks, i'll  try it and see what happens.
If you do connect using AppleTalk, be aware that your connection will be slower than Ethernet, but at least it will work.
All you need is a piece of software from Apple called "LaserWriter Bridge 2.0". this will enable one of the computers to accept print jobs fom other computers through a phone-net connection.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now