The MacBook Air is designed to get away from all of the cords associated with computing. The device supports a long-lasting battery and only two USB ports. While you could connect your Air to a Printer via USB, where is the fun in that? Connecting remotely to a printer requires either a Wi-Fi printer or a printer that is connected to the network through printer sharing.
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Things you need
- Wi-Fi Enabled Printer
- Shared Printer
Connect your Wi-Fi printer to the network by entering your network name and password through the printer's menu. To use printer sharing, connect a printer without Wi-Fi to another Mac. You will need to enable sharing before the printer can be discovered by the MacBook Air.
Enable sharing of the networked printer on the computer it is connected to by clicking the Apple menu, then "System Preferences" then "Printer & Fax." Click on the printer from the list and select "Share this printer."
Navigate to the "Printer & Fax" menu on your MacBook Air. Click "Add" to set up a printer. Click "Default" to search for the Wi-Fi or shared printer. Select the printer and click "Add." Now when you print something, you can choose the printer from the drop-down menu of the prompt.
Adding a wireless printer
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