Printer network issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kentannenbaum, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. kentannenbaum macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Just got a mac mini, running 10.5...networked through a router with a G5 also running 10.5.

    The IP addresses and subsets are correctly matching and the printer prefs are set to share. I've run permissions and turned printer sharing on, off and on again. Still, no go. Any thoughts? Thanks.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Is the printer in question connected directly to one of the Macs? If it is, the cause is almost certainly your network setup. Routers don't allow most kinds of sharing traffic to pass through, even on the LAN side. The fix is to get a hub (a switch will work also, but they're more expensive), connect both Macs to it, and it to the router.
     
  3. kentannenbaum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Geez.....I've ONLY been using Macs since '86. I shoulda known it!

    Thanks.
     

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