printing from MBP to networked printers

mark2288

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Hey all.

I'm on a windows network with my MBP. i've activated appletalk and have gone through the add print thing and have found both printers and have added them, but when i went to print i had an error about not being able to connect to SAMBA host.

the two printers are:
Brother HL-5140
Canon pixMa iP3000

those 2 are connected to a Dell Inspiron 9100 that acts as the main computer that the modem/router and printers are connected to.

anything else I need to do to get these printing?
 

mkrishnan

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Open Directory Access in the Utilities folder and double click the SMB/CIFS entry in the Services tab. Make sure the workgroup name is the same one in network properties on your Windows computer.
 

mark2288

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it is the same: WORKGROUP.

but i'm still getting Unable to connect to SAMBA host.

help!
 

mkrishnan

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mark2288 said:
but i'm still getting Unable to connect to SAMBA host.
Can you explain your whole network? Have you ever gotten another *windows* computer to print from those printers? Is your Windows firewall set up appropriately?
 

mark2288

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network explained.

main computer: Dell Inspiron 9100 hooked up to a Westell Versalink modem/router. printers hooked up via USB.

2 computers on wireless: MBP and HP laptop

i can print to the printers from an HP laptop i got as a gift from school.
 

mkrishnan

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Okay, good. There're a few parts of what you're describing that still confuse me -- for instance, AppleTalk shouldn't be necessary at all to do this. So can we start over?

System Preferences -> Print & Fax -> Click (+) to add a printer
In the popup -> More Printers -> select Windows Printing at the top and make sure the second box has your Workgroup name
Choose the printer and select the model / driver if you need to.
Finish adding it.

Now print a test page to it.

Do you still get the SMB error?
 

mark2288

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i don't get an SMB error now....

i get

Connection failed with error
NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
 

mark2288

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i finally got it. Thanks a bunch for all the help.

i ended up manually adding them and doing

smb//user:password@workgroup/server/name of priner