Accessing an AirPort printer from Windows

This week, one of my small office clients called for help after her PC laptop suddenly lost its wireless connection. Without access to the wireless network, she couldn’t share files, log onto the Internet, or print to a USB printer connected to the AirPort router. Once I restored her computer’s wireless connection, I took on the task of the printer problem. In researching this issue, I noticed that her PC was set up to access the AirPort printer using Bonjour for Windows. Try as I may, I couldn’t restore her wireless printer connection using the Bonjour wizard. I went online and found a number of Windows users who had experienced this very problem.

In the end, I abandoned the idea of using Bonjour for Windows and implemented a set of web instructions titled, “Printing from a Windows XP PC to a printer attached to an Airport Extreme Base Station or Airport Express.”



Filed under Apple Software, Third Party Software, Troubleshooting

2 responses to “Accessing an AirPort printer from Windows

  1. meechi84

    very nice site!

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