HP ColorLaserJet 2600n and Macbook Pro through PC

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fyrestarter, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Fyrestarter macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2007

    After doing some research, i am aware their was a problem getting the 2600n to work with the new intel-Macs. The new drivers were released and if i hook my printer up directly to my macbook pro i have NO problems with the new drivers.

    But, I want to have my printer hooked up to my PC via USB, and then access the printer through the network. In the ADD Printer utility, i go to MORE Printers, and it finds the HPColorL with no troubles, but the MODEL is not supported on that pull-down list under HP. Furthermore, even though I have installed the universal MAC driver package from the HP site, the 2600n is still not listed anywhere in that pull down menu, and I have no idea where to browse if you go to OTHER.

    If you leave it as generic, when you try to print it sends a file to the PC, but the PC queue shows the thing as printing and it NEVER prints. THe size seems about right, but the description is a Downfile or something like that (i'm at work right now).

    Anyone have any ideas so i can access the printer-specific properties and resolve this issue?
  2. Vuzie macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2007
    Why don't you hook up all your network devices through a single router. that way you should be able to acess your printer over the network rather than through a pc.
  3. Fyrestarter thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2007
    Router ports all taken up

    Hello.. well, that is one way of doing it, since it is a network printer, but it SHOULD work the other way as well, and I don't have any free router ports..

    I'm one of those kind of people that still want to know HOW to get it to work the one way (to help others, or for later reference), even though I will probably use it through a router in the near future..
  4. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
  5. Fyrestarter thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2007
    Isn't that a built in feature of the OS?

    Isn't bonjour already built in? If i am correct, it is just listing how that is a feature of Tiger OS X.

    Do you have to activate it somehow?

    I've been through the "Wizard" from print utility, and it finds the printer, but the model isn't there so i can't access the printer specific properties, and it doesn't communicate with the printer right.

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