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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:27 pm    Post subject: mac mini printer Reply with quote

can u connect a printer to a mac mini?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah.. its not a toy computer... it can do everything a Dual G5 PowerMac can... albeit a bit slower and without core image support
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:45 pm    Post subject: usb Reply with quote

i am a noob at macs cuz i have just made the switch so help me out here. Do u connect the printer to a usb port. I am using two usb ports and have noe more and don't want to buy a mac keyboard for more, is there anyway i can get more usb ports, and were do i connect the printer to?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: usb Reply with quote

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i am a noob at macs cuz i have just made the switch so help me out here. Do u connect the printer to a usb port. I am using two usb ports and have noe more and don't want to buy a mac keyboard for more, is there anyway i can get more usb ports, and were do i connect the printer to?


Yes you can connect a USB printer to a Mac mini. Check to make sure there is a printer driver available (which there likely is). If you need more USB ports you can purchase many USB hubs. There are some available to complement the mini, like this this one.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mentioned you can just hook a USB capable printer up either directly or through a hub. Another alternative is to use a network printer (either WiFi or ethernet attached to your router or switch). That will spare you the use of additional USB ports and allow you to share the printer with other computers on your network.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like using printers wirelessly. Maybe it's just my printer but if my sister does ANYTHING during the print from her laptop, the printer goes hay wire and starts printing out lots of pages that are either blank or have wierd symbols on em Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't like using printers wirelessly. Maybe it's just my printer but if my sister does ANYTHING during the print from her laptop, the printer goes hay wire and starts printing out lots of pages that are either blank or have wierd symbols on em Sad


Then I would say you (or more specifically, your Sisters Laptop) have a configuration issue. I would not generalize it as a "wireless" problem.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Then I would say you (or more specifically, your Sisters Laptop) have a configuration issue. I would not generalize it as a "wireless" problem.


I would agree that it is PROBABLY a configuration issue. It wouldn't suprise me at all if this really was wireless related. Have you tried printing from your sister's laptop when it's directly connected, WC3_Gamer?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope. I don't know, I mean, it doesn't matter, she's going away to college in a few weeks and will have her own printer, we already have it but didn't want to take it out of the box till we take it to her dorm.
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