Networking help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by LPapagno, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. LPapagno macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2008
    Hello I have owned a iMac G5 for 2 years now right before the intel switch and last year I bought a Macbook.I also have three PC's with two being Vista premium and one XP Pro.For the life of me I cannot get my Macs to be able to use the printer I have on my Vista machine. I basically have two networks running,but all the computers are connected by the same router.The two Macs are connect via the Wireless route and the PC's are hard wired.So thus I have two differnt networks. The two macs can share files from the pc but refuse to find the printer.I have searched and searched the net for ways to fix this.I even have Network magic installed on all machines and when I try to add printer through it it says"Your shared printer does not appear to be supported by the windows sharing feature of Mac OS X."What does that mean. I have a Canon i560 inkjet and there are drivers for the Mac.If anybody has run into a problem like this how did you fix it?Thanks in advance for any help.:confused:
  2. captainbeefheat macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2006
    There is an option in preferences > sharing called 'windows sharing' which is off by default I think. Perhaps turning that on might work? Not had to share a printer from windows before so don't know for sure if that will work but worth a try!

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