Installing a Windows-shared printer?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dmurray14, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. dmurray14 macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2005
    How do I go about doing this? I have an HP photosmart 7760 shared off a windows machine. I would like to be able to print to this from my mac. I've gotten so far as installing it in the printer setup utility, but it doesn't have a "driver" listed for my model. So I went to the HP site and downloaded the drivers, but it's still not showing up in the list. Any ideas?

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    When use a Windows-shared printer, you access it from your Mac via your network. The HP driver is intended for a USB connection. You cannot use the MacOS X USB print driver to access a networked printer. However, your HP Photosmart 7760 is fully supported by You will find the CUPS driver for your printer here.
  3. dmurray14 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Thanks a lot for your suggestion - I gave it a go, and for some reason it's not working right. Foomatic-rip is throwing an error on print no matter how I go about it. I may just cave and buy an airport express and do it that way - I always thought the airtunes thing was neat, too, so it'll be worth the money (and now I'll have 3 APs in the house!)

    Thanks again!


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