Parallel printing in Panther?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by mklos, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    I need to know if you can print to a parallel printer hooked up to a PC? My PC is running Windows XP Pro. I have an EPSON Action Laser 1100 hooked up to it via parallel. I have the printer shared as Epson1100.

    All of my computers are connected with a Linksys 5 Port Ethernet Hub. I can connect to my PC and get files from it and my PC can connect to my iMac with no problem but I can print to my PC printer from my Mac. I gave to PC its own IP address ( and my iMac its own IP address ( I do this because my other Macs I use Remote Desktop and they seem to need a static IP address so I just gave my PC a static IP address also. Then I always know what the IP address for my PC is to connect to it if its not found in the OS X Network Browser.

    On the Mac running OS X.3 (Panther) I went to add a printer, select Windows Printing, then select Workgroup and nothing appears? What am I doing wrong? Is there something else that I need to do? Is this even possible? Thanks!
  2. barrettd macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2003
    Oklahoma City

    Check out this thread:

    Print to Windows Printer

    I had the same problems, and the instructions in the thread helped.

    Also, I had to set up Windows XP to accept incoming connections. Search XP's Help for this.

    Good luck!

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