Printing from PC to Mac with USB printer attached over network

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  1. clueless:( macrumors newbie

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    I have been trying everything I can think of to get 2 PC's on our home network to print on my Canon MP610 which is connected via USB to my MacBook Pro and the two PC's recognise the printer and add it as a device but when I try to print, the message "access denied, unable to connect" is displayed.
    If it's of any relevance, I cannot get the PC's to access the Public folder on the MBP over the network either.
    Any helpful pointers as to what I may be doing wrong?
    Cheers
     
  2. MasterBJ macrumors newbie

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    Have you switched on printer sharing in sytem preferences?
     
  3. clueless:( thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I have, but thanks very much for the reply, I really appreciate it.
    Got any other ideas or anyone else?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Are the Windows machines logging in with valid accounts: there is no Guest access via Windows sharing on OSX.

    See this Apple KB article.
     
  5. clueless:( thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry don't understand what you are saying...
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Did you read the KB link I posted? Your need to log in from Windows using a valid username/password to share disks/print from Windows to the Mac. I really can't be any clearer.
     
  7. clueless:( thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've had a thorough read and can't make sense of it at all
    Oh well, I will have to live moving the printer/laptop to each other I think
     
  8. coops macrumors regular

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    Use Bonjour - download it from Apple and install on your PC's - and it should work fine - there's instructions etc but it is easy enough.
    Worked very easily first time for me with printer USB'd to a time capsule, printing from two PC laptops.

    Also, just for reference..... see below, if you need to print wirelessly from a Mac thru time capsule to a printer connected to a PC :-

    i posted these over at mac-forums at http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/switcher-hangout/169159-printer-sharing-pc-macbook.html


    Coops
     
  9. clueless:( thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks very much coops!
    but still no luck, comes up with an error when i try and print :(
    it could be the printer? Canon MP610....
    I'm not too sure

    thank you so much for the advice
     

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