print sharing to windows

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ifjake, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. ifjake macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    i wrote a while back about sharing to a printer connected to a windows machine. nothing was working. so i took the advice of someone and hooked the printer up to my computer and am now trying to get the windows machine to share with the printer connected to a mac laptop. printer is connected to the laptop working and all, renamed something recognisable. the share my printer with other computers check box is checked in the print section of system preferences. in the sharing preference, windows sharing and printer sharing are both checked. so it seems that everything is in place as far as i can tell. when browsing for the printer from the windows end, the laptop will show up on the workgroup subnetwork or whatever, but no printer appears. what am i missing on either windows or mac end? in what other ways can i share this darn printer? (http printing option?)
  2. SBG88 macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2003
    Hey, if you find an answer post it. I've been searching for days.
  3. jobutex macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2004
    Arlington, TX
    This is an excellent resource for sharing a printer attached to a Mac with Windows machines.

    I'm using it with OS X 10.3.5 with two printers attached, sharing with two other Windows boxes and it works flawlessly. Just follow the directions in the document to set up CUPS, install the Gimp print drivers, etc.

    Hope this helps...
  4. SBG88 macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2003
  5. ifjake thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    i haven't really had any sucess with setting up printers no matter how i try, and the reason is, when setting up printers in the Printer Setup deal in OS X the particular printer i'm trying to share has no driver listed. it's one of those printer scanner copier deals, so i can see how it could need it's own setup process. but at that step, selecting drivers, i'm always stuck there no matter what method of sharing i use. i can share and find the printer fine, but the drivers just aren't happening.

    it's an HP PSC 1210 by the way. all in one.
  6. SBG88 macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2003
    I can share with my laser. I also have an aio, the d125xi. Sharing with the aio... fuggetaboutit. If it is possible I'm not that advanced.
  7. MacG macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2004
    I have this very problem ifjake. Did you ever get this to work???

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