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LION Shared Printer Issue

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion' started by danielrmitchell, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    At work I share a Brother HL-5250DN laser printer, which is connected via USB to a Windows XP box. This machine is running pretty much 24/7 as it serves a database out to several other workstations.

    Although the Brother is a Network printer, it's network port was damaged years ago, hence the USB connection.

    Previously (under Snow Leopard) the share work just fine. The first time I printed to it I typed it the username and password, ticked the 'remember in my keychain box' and ever since I would never have to type in the username or password again.

    Until I upgraded to Lion that is. Ever since upgrading I now have to type the username and password EVERY TIME I print to this printer - ticking the 'remember' checkbox makes no difference.

    Does anybody have a clue as to what is going wrong here? Do I have to set up the share differently on the XP box? If so, how? Or does anybody know of fix?
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sounds like an issue with the keychain (not remembering passwords) or just a bug within Lion.

    Apple updated Lion with regarding to networking enhancing security, this could be a result of that.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Thank you maflynn.

    I read somewhere that it is possible to remove/reset the keychain somehow, but coming from a largely Windows background I have no idea about where to start.

    Can anyone give me a pointer in the right direction? Is there a guide I could follow (that applies to Lion)?
  4. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Go to Applications>Utilities>Keychain access
  5. macrumors newbie

    Thank you... looks like I'm going to have to set aside some time to find the correct entry in there for what I need.

    Will report back my results asap

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