Having trouble setting up a printer....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dmaggi727, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. dmaggi727 macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2009
    Ok I did search before I posted but I didn't find anything that answered my question.

    I have a printer set up on my mac, and my roommate wants to be able to share my printer from his PC. I find lots of information how to do the reverse of this (Sharing a printer that is plugged into a PC from a mac), but that doesnt really help....

    what do I do? ive tried everything I know how to do and cant get the PC to recognize the printer
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
     -> System Preferences -> Sharing -> enable Printer Sharing and Windows Sharing. I don't know much about the Windows end, but you should be able to add a printer using the Windows path it gives you.
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    Setting printers is usually more difficult on a Windows PC than it is on the Mac. Make sure the drivers for the printer have been installed on his PC. Also, see if the printer has an IP address (or some way to acquire it). By getting the IP address, you may be able to manually connect to the printer on the PC.
  4. dmaggi727 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2009
    Blue- I have done all of that... I know more about networking on the mac side so im a little confused as to what to do on the PC side.

    Ziggy- if I get the IP of the printer, do you know how I would go about trying to connect to it from the windows machine?

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