how can i use my windows-connected printer with my iBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by laplee, May 7, 2006.

  1. laplee macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2006

    i have a folder in my windows shared with my iBook,
    and next, i tried to access my printer which is connected to my windows
    as well but failed to do so.

    I tried to add the printer via the printer setup utility,
    however, when i get to the Windows Printing session,
    i can see 2 workgroups:
    1 is the name i used in the windows before,
    the other one is the name i changed yesterday.

    I clicked into the new workgroup,
    but nothing's there.
    It happened when I tried to access the shared folder in pc
    through the Machintosh HD/Network.
    I can only access the folder through "Connect to Server".

    I've already share my printer in pc,
    but why can't i do so???

    please help.
  2. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    Kind of confusing what you're asking, but I take it you are asking why you can't print to your shared printer that is on your Windows PC? Have you tried to install Bonjour and print via bonjour? Or what are you asking, kind of confusing with all the , sentences and that. Sorry, may just be me tonight.
  3. Oryan macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    This guide has some information about setting up a shared Windows printer.

    Guide: Networking Windows with Mac OS X

    Like slooksterPSV said, I think you need to use Bonjour. When I set up my Windows printer to share with my Mac I didn't run into any problems that way.
  4. laplee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2006
    yes, it's the printer problem ......


    i'll try using the Bonjour then,
    see what's going to happen.

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