Printing from a laptop to a desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nicks85, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. nicks85 macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008

    I've got a macbook and macbook pro. I also have a iMac with a Canon MX310 printer hooked up via USB. All 3 computers are on the network but I can't seem to access the iMac's printer with the laptops. I managed to do it using a PC with bonjour for windows but not with my mac laptops. All the macs are running leopard and the printer is set to Share on the network. How do I do find the printer in order to print over the network?
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    Can you see the other macs through the network? I mean can you share files with the computer that has the printer connected?
  3. nicks85 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    From the macbook I can see the macbook pro
    From the iMac, I can see the macbook pro
    From the macbook pro, I can see both for the first time now and was able to add the printer through bonjour.

    I have the file sharing checked for all 3 computers and printer sharing checked for the iMac with the printer. I have no clue why I can't see it with the macbook
  4. Shownarou macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2008
    Newton, IA
    It could be a typo, but did you say they're checked off? :confused:
  5. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    ^^ he means that they're checked-ie. Enabled.
  6. nicks85 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    yes sorry i mean i have them checked. editted that now.
  7. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    The next time you want to print something when the box comes up with the printing info, select where a printer is shown and go to add printer. The computer will look for all printers it can access, your shared printer should pop up. Just add it and print away.
  8. nicks85 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    ya but it doesn't for the macbook because i can't find the imac which the printer is hooked up to. theres no problem doing that for the other laptop (pro). and no problem sharing files between the 2 laptops. just the macbook and imac dont see each other.

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