drtting up a network printer on a windows system?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Sam/B, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Sam/B macrumors member


    Dec 31, 2005
    Newport - South Wales
    is it going to be possible to print from the mac on a printer that is connected to a windows system on the network or am I asking too much? has anyone done it before? im fairly new to macs so might need some explaining
  2. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    Whenever I'm on the rare wifi in my school (rare because not many locations on campus have it), I'm able to find the network printer with ease. My professor was blown away because I printed something on their network laser printer during class once.

    Macs just work. Using printer setup utility, you should be able to find the printer with ease. The computer does the rest - sets up driver, etc.
  3. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    It is possible, but you need to make sure of the following:
    1. The printer is shared on the Windows computer, and your username has access to the printer share.
    2. The firewall (if any) on the Windows computer allows for printer sharing.

    Then, you go to System Preferences -> Print & Fax ->+->More Printers. Change the first dropdown menu to say "Windows Printing" and the second dropdown menu to your workgroup. Double click on the printer, and log in. If it's XP Home edition, you don't have to log in. Click OK, close everything, and it should work. :)

    It sounds like alot... but most of the work is in Windows.

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