How to print to shared Dell 1700 printer from SL?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cameronfield, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. cameronfield macrumors member

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    So, I've joined my home workgroup (I think?) and yet when I go to the 'network' tab in finder NOTHING shows up other than the 2 PC's whose IPs I added manually (so I could see their network drives).

    I've searched and searched and cant for the life of me get this printer working.

    It's a Dell 1700 printer connected to a networked XP machine, and all the PC's in my house can see/use it just fine, but for some reason on my MBP I cant at all.

    Could someone please help me? I need to get this printer working for school ASAP!
     
  2. dadama macrumors newbie

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    Dell 1700 under Mac OS X Snow Leopard

    After having install SL this weekend I ran into the same problem. A quick search on the net lead me to an easy solution.

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1787468
    http://forums.macrumors.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=8405746
    http://chip.cuccio.us/documents/dell-1700n-with-mac/

    As the 1700 is actually made by Lexmark you need to install their recent OS X drivers which have been updated for SL. Not sure which it corresponds to exactly (e330, e320, e332 ?) but I was able to get the printer working with the e330 driver.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. cameronfield thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I actually have the dell driver for it (found it a few days ago, forgot where) so one of the options for driver is actually "Dell 1700" now, but the problem is after I add it it just tells me "network busy, retrying in 10 seconds" and it just keeps looping forever.

    I googled that error and found tons of other people with the same problem, but none of their fixes worked for me :/.
     
  4. cameronfield thread starter macrumors member

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  5. cameronfield thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm still stuck on this, has anyone else been able to fix this??
     

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