Network Printer doesn't display name

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Enigmafan420, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

    Enigmafan420

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    I have a peer-to-peer network at home that originally began as a Windows network but is now all Mac.

    I also have 2 brother printers that are connected to the network via ethernet. None are "shared" because they don't need to be.

    I have installed the printer drivers on 2 Mac Minis and all is well. However, when I installed the software on my new MB, instead of the printer name showing up-the IP address of the printer shows when I issue a print command. Both printers will print-they just have useless descriptions instead of their correct names.

    This is okay for me, as I know which is which, but for the wife, not so much. Is there a way to replace the IP address with the Printer name on my MB?

    Using Leopard 10.5.6-thanks!
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

    Reflow

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    Open up system preferences>print & fax>double click on the printer you want to rename>click the info icon>then change the name.
     

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  3. Enigmafan420 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Enigmafan420

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    That was easy enough-thanks!

    Still don't know why it didn't name them their official names but all is good now!
     

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