printing from MBP to networked printers

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  1. mark2288 macrumors regular

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    Hey all.

    I'm on a windows network with my MBP. i've activated appletalk and have gone through the add print thing and have found both printers and have added them, but when i went to print i had an error about not being able to connect to SAMBA host.

    the two printers are:
    Brother HL-5140
    Canon pixMa iP3000

    those 2 are connected to a Dell Inspiron 9100 that acts as the main computer that the modem/router and printers are connected to.

    anything else I need to do to get these printing?
     
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  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Open Directory Access in the Utilities folder and double click the SMB/CIFS entry in the Services tab. Make sure the workgroup name is the same one in network properties on your Windows computer.
     
  4. mark2288 thread starter macrumors regular

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    it is the same: WORKGROUP.

    but i'm still getting Unable to connect to SAMBA host.

    help!
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Can you explain your whole network? Have you ever gotten another *windows* computer to print from those printers? Is your Windows firewall set up appropriately?
     
  6. mark2288 thread starter macrumors regular

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    network explained.

    main computer: Dell Inspiron 9100 hooked up to a Westell Versalink modem/router. printers hooked up via USB.

    2 computers on wireless: MBP and HP laptop

    i can print to the printers from an HP laptop i got as a gift from school.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, good. There're a few parts of what you're describing that still confuse me -- for instance, AppleTalk shouldn't be necessary at all to do this. So can we start over?

    System Preferences -> Print & Fax -> Click (+) to add a printer
    In the popup -> More Printers -> select Windows Printing at the top and make sure the second box has your Workgroup name
    Choose the printer and select the model / driver if you need to.
    Finish adding it.

    Now print a test page to it.

    Do you still get the SMB error?
     
  8. mark2288 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i don't get an SMB error now....

    i get

    Connection failed with error
    NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
     
  9. mark2288 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i finally got it. Thanks a bunch for all the help.

    i ended up manually adding them and doing

    smb//user:password@workgroup/server/name of priner
     

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