Mac and XP Aint Talking

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by arnicosia, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. arnicosia macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2009
    My new HP 1006 printer works fine for the mac if the printer is
    connectedvia USB.

    However, the primary computer for this printer is a Windows XP and thus I
    need to connect via the network for my Mac to share.

    Going through the "Add Printer" process, I can see the printer in my
    network...but the driver isn't showing up in the list of options...which I
    don't get, since I figured that since I've installed the driver on the Mac
    it would show up in the list, but alas it is not.

    I select a recommended HP driver presented by the Mac. The test page makes it into the XP print queue but fails to print - most likely because its
    not the P1006 driver (which is not present on the Mac via the network add
    printer process, but is used when i connect it directly to the Mac)
    Any ideas? I had a laserjet 1012 working via the network previously on the same 2 machines.
  2. JamesBillions7 macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2009
    i have the same set up. two laptops one mac one pc.
    since the usb is live i just swap the plug out between the
    computers when i want to print.

    Which computer has the network software on it? If it is the PC perhaps you need to upload the mac driver to it.

    Are you sure you have the mac selecting the new printer in the print screen pull down before you hit print?


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