crazy printer sharing.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jer446, May 16, 2005.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    I have been working on my new imac trying to get all the windows pc's networked. When i share the two printers on my windows pc, and i print from my mac, tons of pages come up that seem liek code. What am i doing wrong? Also, i have a color laser which is hooked up to ethernet, but i dont think the actual printer has mac drivers, how can i set it up to print to the ip adress? I typed in the ip adress that i check the consumables for, and it did not work.
  2. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    bump. I really need to know how to print to an ip printer. I managaed to network the computers.
  3. jestershinra macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2004
    Make sure you're using the right drivers. Be aware that those won't always be the ones that are obvious, trial and error is the best way of figuring out which is best.
  4. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
  5. Kerry Sanders macrumors regular

    Kerry Sanders

    Apr 25, 2005
    Hayden, AL
    jestershinra already answered your question. It isn't that you did not connect to it. If you printed garbage as you mentioned, then you are connected. The problem is getting the correct drivers for the printer on the Mac. I am also new to the Mac world and there are no drivers for the HP LaserJet 5L that I have at home. I got the same garbage when I first setup my printer and used it. I ended up having to use the HP LaserJet 4L Gimp-Print driver to get it to work.

    Either your printer is not supported or you will have to use a comparable driver for the printer.

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