How to network a USB printer with Macs and Windows on a LAN?
Posted on 2008-10-24
I managed to get the brother MFC 7220 USB (non-network) printer working on my LAN with the Macs and Windows XP and Vista machines? I have the USB printer hooked to a Windows XP machine. The only problem is that everytime I reboot the XP (which is not very often) I have to re-enter the printer in the Mac printer set up.
For the protocal I select "Line Printer Daemon - LPD".
For the address I enter the IP of the Windows XP computer wherein the brother USB printer is hooked to.
For the queue I enter the name of the USB printer.
The address states enter "host name or IP". Since the router is set to dynamic the IP changes everytime I reboot.
Initially, I set a static IP via the router (Belkin F5D8233-v4v3) and this works. For some odd reason I could not connect to the Internet on the Windows XP computer wherein the brother printer was attached to. Everything else works fine. I can share files and the printer worked great. Even if I rebooted the XP machine the Mac computer could print. If I set up a static IP to the XP machine then how do I set up the Belkin router so the XP machine can still access the Internet? I think it's something fairly simple to set up.
Any help is appreciated.