Airport and Vista Business 64

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by null, Sep 29, 2007.

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    null Guest

    I received my ThinkPad R61 last night running Vista Business 64 bit. I
    am very pleased with the computer. I am also quite pleased with Vista
    so far. It connected to my Airport network without any problem and I
    was surfing the net right away.

    I have an HP LaserJet 1300 connected to the Airport base station and
    with the Mac I printed via Rendezvous. Is there a way to use the same
    set up for wireless printing with Vista? I searched the Apple web
    site, and surprise surprise, information about Airport and Windows was
    pretty sparse.
    null, Sep 29, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    I don't have an Airport base station even though I have a MacBook, but I
    assume that it is just the same as any other wireless router. The thing
    to understand is that it doesn't matter whether your computers are
    connected to the Local Area Network (LAN) wired or wirelessly so
    installing the printer isn't any different for either situation. You've
    got a network printer (one not connected to any computer but sitting
    directly on the LAN) so you need to install it on the new computer. This
    doesn't have anything to do with Apple.

    From the new laptop, go to HP's website and download the printer
    drivers for Vista. Install them. During the installation routine you
    will be asked how the printer connects - via network or locally with
    USB. Obviously you will pick "network". Then the installer will search
    for that HP printer on the network, find it, and install it.

    Malke, Sep 29, 2007
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