View Full Version : Parallel printing in Panther?

Oct 25, 2003, 05:24 PM
I need to know if you can print to a parallel printer hooked up to a PC? My PC is running Windows XP Pro. I have an EPSON Action Laser 1100 hooked up to it via parallel. I have the printer shared as Epson1100.

All of my computers are connected with a Linksys 5 Port Ethernet Hub. I can connect to my PC and get files from it and my PC can connect to my iMac with no problem but I can print to my PC printer from my Mac. I gave to PC its own IP address ( and my iMac its own IP address ( I do this because my other Macs I use Remote Desktop and they seem to need a static IP address so I just gave my PC a static IP address also. Then I always know what the IP address for my PC is to connect to it if its not found in the OS X Network Browser.

On the Mac running OS X.3 (Panther) I went to add a printer, select Windows Printing, then select Workgroup and nothing appears? What am I doing wrong? Is there something else that I need to do? Is this even possible? Thanks!

Oct 25, 2003, 06:41 PM

Check out this thread:

Print to Windows Printer (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42965)

I had the same problems, and the instructions in the thread helped.

Also, I had to set up Windows XP to accept incoming connections. Search XP's Help for this.

Good luck!