New to Mac and need help

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  1. bishop0020 macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to print from my shared windows printer, but i can't. I even shared both machines and that work. i can see mac files from windows and vice versa.
    When i did it at first and tried printing i got an Authentication Error but i figured out why it was doing that. Now it just does this.


    Printing - Printing page 1, 46% complete....

    Any Ideas?:(
     
  2. mad3inch1na macrumors 6502a

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    What printer is it? Have you gone to the manufacturer website and installed the updated drivers?
     
  3. bishop0020 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its a HP DeskJet 2050. I did but i will try it again. maybe i made a mistake.
     
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Is the shared printer hardwired to the Windows PC ?

    If yes, did you activate the LPD protocol on the Windows PC ?
     
  5. bishop0020 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes its hard wired but i did not do the latter. how do i go about doing that?
     
  6. Bruno09, May 2, 2014
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    Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Found on the internet, worked for me :


    "On the Windows 7 PC :

    1. In Windows 7 Control Panel
    2. Select "Programs and Features" pane
    3. Click "Turn Windows Features on or off"
    4. Turn on the LPD protocol. (*)
    5. Ensure printer named HP6122 (note no spaces in name) is shared"


    (*) may take a while, be patient.

    Also make sure the PC and the Mac use the same workgroup name :

    "Make sure Mac (named "Dick") is added to the homegroup;
    System Preferences ==> Network ==> Advanced ==> WINS ==>*
    then add "dick" to NetBIOS name and "WORKGROUP"(*) in the workgroup box*"

    (*) if "WORKGROUP" is the actual name used on the Windows pc.
     
  7. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

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  8. bishop0020 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My bad i guess i can't ask for help about mac's in a mac forum.
     
  9. AndyUnderscoreR macrumors regular

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    You're welcome to come here and ask for help, but you should ask in the right place. This part of the forum is labelled "Apple Hardware > Desktops > Mac Pro", people come here to talk about the Mac Pro, a piece of Desktop Apple Hardware.

    If you'd posted in the part of the forum that says "Mac Basics and Help - new to mac or not sure where to post? ask any hardware or software question here." you would be much more likely to get a useful response, and not have people wondering why your thread is in a part of the forum dedicated to a specific machine that your post doesn't even mention.
     
  10. bishop0020 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :( Hey man I'm sorry i really did not know. Thanks for the info
     

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