Monday, 26 March 2012

You can use the device with a single Macintosh computer using a USB cable, or you
can share it among other users on a network.
This section contains the following topics:
To install the software for network or direct connection
To share the device on a locally shared network
To install the software for network or direct connection
NOTE: If you are installing the device on a wired network, connect the Ethernet
cable before installing the software.
1. Insert the Starter CD into the CD drive. Double-click the Install HP Software icon.
2. Click Install Software, and follow the onscreen instructions.
3. When prompted, connect the device to your computer.
4. If necessary, share the device with other Macintosh computer users.
Direct connection: Share the device with the other Macintosh computer
users. For more information, see To share the device on a locally shared
Network connection: Individual Macintosh computer users who want to use
the device on the network must install the device software on their computers.
To share the device on a locally shared network
When you connect the device directly, you can share it with other computers using a
simple form of networking known as locally shared networking. Use this configuration
only in small groups or when usage is low. The connected computer is slowed down
when many users print to the device.
Basic requirements for sharing in Mac OS X environment include the following items:
• The Macintosh computers must be communicating on the network using TCP/IP,
and they must have IP addresses. (AppleTalk is not supported.)
• The device that is being shared must be connected to a built-in USB port on the
host Macintosh computer.
• Both the host Macintosh computer and the client Macintosh computers that are
using the shared device must have device sharing software installed, and the
driver or PPD for the device that is installed. (You can run the installation program
to install the device sharing software and associated Help files.)
For more information about USB device sharing, see the support information on the
Apple Web site ( or the Apple Macintosh Help on the computer.
1. Open System Preferences, click Print & Fax, and then do one of the following,
based on the operating system you are using:
a. Mac OS X (v10.4): Click the Sharing tab, check the box next to Share these
printers with other computers, and then select the printer to be shared.
b. Mac OS X (v10.5): Select a printer, and then click Share this printer.
2. To print from the other Macintosh computers (the clients) on the network, do the
a. Click File, and then select Page Setup in the document you want to print.
NOTE: Some Mac OS X (v10.5) applications do not have a Page Setup
menu, it is included in the Print menu.
b. In the drop-down menu next to Format for, select Shared Printers, and then
select your device.
c. Select the Paper Size, and then click OK.
d. In the document, click File, and then select Print.
e. From the drop-down menu next to Printer, select Shared Printers, and then
select your device.
f. Make additional settings, if necessary, and then click Print.

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