Can't Print to PC printer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sammyman, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    I have been working to get my MBP networked to a desktop with Vista. I have just recently been able to share folders between the two computers.

    All I want is the ability to print off of the PC Desktop from my MBP. I have created a workgroup "AD" and have enable file sharing and printer sharing in both my desktop and MBP. When I go to Printer Setup Utility, I click on More Printers, click on the "AD" workgroup, and all I see is my MBP!

    I got to file sharing by connecting to the server 192.168.0.X\Folder.

    How do I get this printer to work? (hp 1018 and hp 2575xi)

    Thanks!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have tried this. For some reason my workgroup does not show my pc computer when I try to add the printer from my mac. Maybe the real problem is the network, or workgroup that I have created. I have been working on this for hours and haven't gotten anywhere.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, so does any of this apply? Have you tried manually adding it? :)
     
  5. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried all of those configurations, and nothing works. The most frustrating thing is that I saw a next door neighbors computer workgroup on the printer tab, and I was able to add his computer with ease!!!! It must be something with Vista... I wish I had two macs.
     
  6. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The below worked for me! I can only print from my HP 2575xi though. I was hoping I could print to my laser 1018, but it appears that it is not supported by macs. I assumed that I could print on it since it was connected to my PC :(


     

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