can't see a printer connected to another local computer...

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    QCassidy352

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    I'm on an ibook running 10.2.6. I'm trying to use an epson usb printer connected to an emac running 10.2.6. The two computers are connected to each other through a hub, and each can see the other if I select "connect to server" in the finder. Printer sharing is on on the emac (and the ibook, not that it should matter).

    But when I try to print from the ibook, I can't see the emac's printer. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
     
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    Go into print center. Click add a printer. When the window comes up, select Remdezvous from the drop down menu. The printer should become visible.

    Set is as default. You'll be good to go.
     
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    Here's an avatar for you.

    Free of charge. ;)
     

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    I've tried that. No printer is visible. Other thoughts?

    thanks for the avatar. ;)
     
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    Some Thoughts

    I do this all the time with my G4 and my iBook through AirPort. First, make sure that you create a network on the eMac. Then, turn on printer sharing. Connect to it from your iBook, say "eMac's Network." Print Center should then automatically see the Epson printer. I do this at work also: I plug in my 'Book to the network, and voila, the networked laser printers and Epson printers are there to share. these, however, are connected to a Windows network athat has already been configured. Basically, tell your eMac to become a network by and it should work. Or it might not, but if it works over AirPort, I assume it will work over 10BaseT. Good Luck!
     
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    Open the printer sharing port in your firewall? Is your fire wall turned on? Try turning it off.
     
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    Re: Some Thoughts

    thanks for the response. What do you mean by "create a network on the emac?" How is this done?

    e-coli -- the firewall is off, so that shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    can anyone tell me how to "create a network" on the emac?
     
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    Hey ecoli, thats a cool icon you got there. Can you send me one of those? I wont use it here.
     

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