How do you share a printer on a Mac?

How do you share a printer on a Mac?

On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Sharing, then select the Printer Sharing checkbox. Below Printers, select the printer you want to share. When you share a printer, all users on your network (“Everyone”) can use it by default.

How do I share a printer on Windows 7?

Share your printer in Windows 7 (Shared printer)

  1. Install the printer driver.
  2. Click Start => Devices and Printers => Printers and Faxes.
  3. Right-click Brother XXXXXX (your model name) and then click Printer properties.
  4. Open the Sharing tab and check Share this printer.
  5. Click OK.

How do I share a printer on a network folder?

Share a folder, drive, or printer

  1. Right-click the folder or drive you want to share.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Share this folder.
  4. In the appropriate fields, type the name of the share (as it appears to other computers), the maximum number of simultaneous users, and any comments that should appear beside it.

How can I share my wireless printer?

Select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners. Choose the printer you want to share, then select Manage. Select Printer Properties, then choose the Sharing tab. On the Sharing tab, select Share this printer.

How do I add a network printer to my Apple computer?

Connect to Your Printer

  1. Click on the Apple symbol on the top, left-hand corner. Then, click System Preferences.
  2. Click on the Printers & Scanners icon.
  3. Click the plus “+” sign to add the printer. (
  4. A new window will open.
  5. Add the printer to your computer and it should appear in your printers list once configured.

How to share your printer with the network, in Windows 10?

In your printer’s Properties window, select the Sharing tab. On the Sharing tab, select the “Share this printer” option and, if you want, type a friendly name for your printer to easily identify it when you connect to it from other Windows 10 computers or devices in your network.

What’s the name of the printer I want to share?

Make note of the current share name (ex: “HP LaserJet Pro Shared”) of the printer you want to share if you want to change it. The share name is what the other computers on your network will need to enter when adding this shared printer. The share name can be different than the name above.

Why do I need to turn off printer sharing?

Printer sharing allows you to make an attached printer available to other computer users on the network. If you are connected to a public network location (ex: caf or library), then you may wish to turn off file and printer sharing until you are connected to a private network location (ex: home or work).

Do you need homegroup to share a printer in Windows 10?

The printer must be connected to your PC, setup on your PC, and powered on. File and printer sharing must be turned on. This tutorial will show you how to unshare or share a printer over the network without using HomeGroup in Windows 10. You must be signed in as an administrator to share a printer connected to your PC.