New AEBS: I cant figure out how to share printer

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  1. Itogator macrumors member

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    Hello to all. I just got the new AEBS and I set up a new network connecting my Macbook 2.4 running os 10.5.6. I am trying to share the printer with my pc. All the instructions say its real easy and all I have to do is install Bonjour for Windows located on the Airport Utility CD. I can't find that software anywhere. I installed airport utility on the pc but I can't figure out how to share this printer. Can anyone help?

    Also, there now seems to be a clock counting time next to the airport symbol on the top of my screen. What is that all about?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    So you can't find Bonjour? That's the problem? Try just downloading it.
     
  3. Itogator thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I am new to this sharing stuff so please be patient with me. I downloaded and installed bonjour from the apple site. I cant figure out how to launch it. There is nothing in the file folder that launches the application. Where do I go from here?

    Thanks
     
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  5. Itogator thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, on the PC. Thats where I am having trouble printing from.
    Actually, I tested a print job on my macbook and it won't print there either. It says the printer is offline. I checked the connections and they are good. I'm really confused now...
     
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    In that case, forget about trying to share the printer until you have it working locally first.

    First things first, is the printer on? And has it ever worked?
     
  7. Itogator thread starter macrumors member

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    Printer is on and it has always worked fine. I have it directly connected to the USB on the back of the AEBS. It is recognized by the AEBS.
     
  8. Itogator thread starter macrumors member

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    One other thing, when I open up print utility on my MacBook is says that the "printer is ready". When I try to print, the message says "printer is off line".

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Try connecting the printer directly to the MacBook.
     
  10. Itogator thread starter macrumors member

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    It works if I connect it directly. I need it to work through the AEBS. Thats one of the main reasons I chose the AEBS.

    Thanks
     

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