How can I share a USB printer connected to my Win XP computer through a Netgear RP614
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1. you need to share the printer on the XP box.
2. you need to setup samba.
3. you need to either set the permissions on the XP box for the printer to be available to everyone OR setup a samba user/pass and sync it on the XP box.
4. install and start CUPS
5. goto http://localhost:631 and follow the steps to install your printer using a samba connection.
you need to create a samba user that will used to connect to the xp box. if you have a user/pass that you use on the xp box now, that would be best. first thing is create a linux user with that name, then do a:
smbpasswd -a userid
userid=the account that has access to the xp box
set the passwords to be equal, then follow the CUPS instructions.
In KUser, I set up a user with the following information
User Name: XPPrinter (meaning ... use this user login to print to the XP computer)
I set a password
The default UserID was 500, so I left that.
I set the full name to XPPrinter also
The login shell is empty
The home folder is /home/XPPrinter
Office#1, Office#2, and Address are empty
I unchecked "account disabled"
For new account options, I unchecked "create home folder" because I got an error message every time I didn't uncheck it
I clicked OK
To what groups (if any) does XPPrinter need to belong?
well i don't know anything about the distro you are using.
if there is a package manager search it to see if cups is installed.
for me on slackware the start script is located in /etc/rc.d and it is called rc.cups. i just have to make that executable like chmod 755 rc.cups and then it loads on bootup.
if you don't have cups installed then you need to either find a package for your distro or install from source.