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Configuring File and Printer Sharing on a Mac® computer

File and Printer Sharing is an operating system feature wherein all the computers in your network would be able to send communications to a computer or send print jobs to a printer.  All your computers should be part of the main network for File and Printer Sharing to work properly.

NOTE:  In this scenario, Mac OS X® Mountain Lion 10.8 operating system is used.

What you can do with this feature:

• File Sharing – This allows easy access and share files and folders on computers that belong to the same network.

• Printer Sharing – Allows your computers that are part of the main network to send print jobs to a printer connected wired or wirelessly to your computer.

NOTE: The information on this article is provided as reference.  For proper File and Printer Sharing configuration instructions, contact the Apple® support site.

Configuring File Sharing
Configuring Printer Sharing

IMPORTANT:  Before enabling File and Printer Sharing service, ensure that the lock icon located at the bottom left is unlocked.

Configuring File Sharing

Step 1:
Launch System Preferences.

 

Step 2:
Click on Sharing.

 

Step 3:
Select File Sharing.

Step 4:
To add Shared Folders, click on the + button.

 

Step 5:
Edit the Users’ access by choosing Read & Write, Read Only or Write Only.

 

NOTE:  You can also add new Users by clicking on the + button.

Configuring Printer Sharing

Step 1:
Launch System Preferences.

 

Step 2:
Click on Sharing.

 

Step 3:
Select Printer Sharing.

 

Step 4:
Select the printer you want to share.

 

NOTE:   Ensure that your printer is connected to the Mac® computer and you are able to print files.

Step 5:
Add allowed users by clicking the + button.

 


Optimizing your network

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Getting to know the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6500
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6500 Frequently Asked Question

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