Airport Extreme PC and MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by harleyfiremedic, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. harleyfiremedic macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2009
    Hello all,

    Trying to get my home network up and running with the new MBP.

    Here is the particulars:
    Desktop HP Windows XP
    MBP (less than a month old)
    Acer Aspire1 Netbook Windows XP
    Printer Lexmark X5470 USB into back of APE via a hub with a WD HDD
    All running through a Airport Extreme.

    Airport Extreme is up and running and I was able to get internet access for all the computers. I was also able to get access to the WD HDD with no issues there.
    I got the printer to work just fine on the MBP through the APE
    I cannot get either the desktop or the Acer to load a printer that will work. the closest I can get is when I hit print the computer goes through the motions, but nothing ever arrives at the printer. If you look at the printer under the start menu you can see a document in the printer que but it never gets to the printer to print. I just spent several hours with this issues. I downloaded the latest drivers etc. I am also trying to set the PC's up through Bonjour like I was told I would have to do it. (apple store)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated


  2. TheHumphries macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2009
    Just go the bonjour route. I haven't been able to get a printer to work without Bonjour. Makes printing so easy.

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