OS X and Windows printing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by riku, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. riku macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2005

    Is there a way to get my mac to recognize the printer that is connected to a windows machine (the windows machine uses XP and is the server for our little home network)?
    The printer is a Canon Pixma ip5000 and I have a Mac Mini, OS X 10.4
  2. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    Here is a link to the OS X Drivers that you'll need:


    You'll need to share the printer out in XP. Then you'll need to make sure that both the Mac and PC are on the same workgroup. The Mac is on the workgroup called workgroup by default. The XP PC may either be on MSHOME or WORKGROUP as the default workgroup.

    I would install those drivers before you do anything. Then you know you have the correct drivers.

    I can give you a more indepth how to later this afternoon if others don't already do that. If you do some searching around in the forum using the search feature for the time being, that may help you. This is a commonly asked question on the forum so you just might find what you're looking for. If not, then I will try to help you later on after work...

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