Mac ntetworking


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 16, 2006
I networked my mac to my PC.
Now I just want to know how I share the printer with my PC, (all is done on the PC side (i have allowed printer sharing)
I got no idea what to do on the mac.

Anyone help me out??


macrumors 603
Apr 29, 2005
San Francisco
When you go to print something on your Mac select the drop down menu and look to see if your shared printer is under "Shared Printers". I think that should work.


macrumors regular
Jun 21, 2006
Vancouver, BC
Thanks for the link. Important information if you use this:

From your Mac’s Sharing preferences pane, make sure that Printer Sharing is enabled.

On your Windows machine, download and install Bonjour for Windows

After installing, click on the “Printer Setup Wizard” shortcut installed by Bonjour on the Windows desktop

Select your printer from the list of network devices found by Bonjour

Select “Generic PostScript Printer” (the default) as the printer type

I’m not too clear on why you need to use generic postscript driver rather than the native driver, but you do. I tried using the native driver for my Canon i960 but it failed to print. I’ve seen several other folks reporting this as well. It’s even selected by the Wizard by default. In any case, it works well with full color support and so forth.