Printing from Windows XP to Mac OS 10.3.9

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ENDelt260, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. ENDelt260 macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2007
    Printer: Canon i850

    connected to:
    iMac PowerPC G4 (2.1) 800 MHz
    MacOS 10.3.9

    Windows box:
    Dell laptop... Windows XP

    So, I'm close on this... but for some reason not quite there.

    On the Mac, I've got Windows Sharing and Printer Sharing enabled. On my PC, I can do Start->Run and type in \\<mac ip address> and hit enter, and the printer connected to the Mac shows up in the window that opens. I can right-click on it, choose connect... and it works fine. It shows up in my Printers folder, and the status says "Ready". But, if I try to print a test page... nothing happens. I might as well have closed my eyes and wished really hard for paper to go through the printer.

    Any thoughts on what I may have overlooked?

    I'm Mac-retarded, pc-literate if that affects how you word your responses.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. bobber205 macrumors 68020


    Nov 15, 2005
  3. kajitox macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2007
    The two things that I did to make it work when I was doing this were:

    1) Make sure printer sharing is on.
    2) Download and install Bonjour on the windows machines.

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