Printer sharing, Mac and Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hamdnia101, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. hamdnia101 macrumors newbie

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    I own the white macbook, and i also own a pc

    i just figured out how to network it, and it works perfectly: internet, file sharing, drive sharing, everything

    everything except printers. under system utilites on my mac, i went to the printer set up, and actually found my printer in my network, added it, and i guess it should've worked fine

    the problem is, nothing prints. my printer is working, my pc can print perfectly, but when i print from my mac, it wont do it. why? my pc is sharing the printer, so why won't it do it?

    <a href="http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=printererror4xp.png">click this for a screen shot</a>
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe try installing Bonjour For Windows on the PC and connecting through Bonjour on the Mac. :)
     
  3. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    How does one go about connecting through Bonjour on the Mac?

    (I have the same problem, want to print to my shared printer on my PC from my Mac)
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you got Bonjour installed on the PC? If you do, then the Mac should simply recognise the printer attached to the PC, assuming they're on the same subnet. :)
     
  5. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    I do have it installed, and I can see the printer........ but It wont print. :confused:
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What stage of the printing process do you get to? Have you added the printer? Does it say it prints but no paper comes out? Do you get a warning dialogue box when you press print? :)
     
  7. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    It says its printed, but nothing happens.

    --The Frustrated Jew ;)
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you connect the printer directly to the Mac, can you print successfully? :)
     
  9. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    Yep
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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