Adding a Windows based printer

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  1. Muhnamana macrumors newbie

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    First time Mac owner here! Purchased an iMac last week and love it. Have been a Windows guy all my life until now. Having trouble adding my Windows networked printer.

    So I downloaded the print driver from here and ran the installer.

    Then I connected to the networked printer I have and selected a driver from the drop down box, not sure if its the one that was installed or not. Tried printing a test page, no such luck.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    before we can be of assistance, I have a feeling that you need to specify the following:

    make of printer;

    Version of Windows.

    It'd be safe to assume you're running OSX 10.6.2/3?
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Your MacOS X Finder Help menu will tell you how to printer to a networked Windows printer. The driver that you downloaded is for a printer connected via USB. This will not work. You may use a CUPS driver for your printer or you may share your printer as a LaserWriter and use a generic PostScript (LaserWriter) driver.
     
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

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  5. Muhnamana thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I'll give this a try again tonight. I got a bunch of bull from Epson saying you can't print to a networked Windows printer, which I thought was not correct/
     
  6. Muhnamana thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well no luck. Seems as though I got everything within CUPS setup correctly but the status now reads: Connection failed: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED

    I believe my permissions are correct on the Windows box.
     
  7. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Maybe this will help.
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It is unclear which point you are trying to make, but Epson is correct as far its its drivers are concerned.
     
  9. Muhnamana thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still having issues connecting. I don't know what else to try.

    Suggestions?
     
  10. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Follow instructions.
     
  11. Muhnamana thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dude, I followed the instructions. I am still getting the following error: Connection failed: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
     

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