printer network

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by antranda, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. antranda macrumors newbie

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    Dear all,

    my Mac (Tiger) is on a domestic network. I would like to print on a printer that is installed on a PC on the same network. For some reasons the Mac is not able to detect the printer (while other network PCs are able to print on that). Do you have a suggestion or a tutorial to resolve my problem?

    antranda
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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  3. antranda thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Many thanks....now everything is more clear!!!

    I have only the last problem. My HP printer is not in the list of models (HP Laserjet 2014). I have downloaded and installed the driver from the HP website, but i still do not find it in the list of printer......any suggestion?


    antranda
     
  4. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    That's a non-postscript printer. HP doesn't provide CUPS drivers for their non-postscript printers, so you're stuck with whatever connection type the printer was made for (USB, right? - the HP driver is USB-only!). You can probably connect the printer to the Mac and share the printer from the Mac.

    Sorry.
     
  5. antranda thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    OK, then follow this:
    http://www.ifelix.co.uk/tech/3012.html

    Key point - you need to use a postscript driver on the PC in order to send postscript to the Mac. I use Apple Color LaserWriter xx for this.
     

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