Printing through XP on wireless network to Canon Pixma MX310...???

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by HeatherJ, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. HeatherJ macrumors newbie

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    Hi All!
    Here's the dilemma: Brand new iMac (my first one), sitting next to my Sony XP computer. I have a wireless network and have been able to share files between the two computers. I have all of my work information on my PC and am wanting to print to my new Canon Pixma printer which is connected to the MAC.

    I can "see" the printer when I go to printing preferences on my PC but when I hit print, I get an error message that says the printer if offline. I have all sharing enabled on both computers and when I go into the print queue, there is a document that is in there that it won't allow me to delete because it was "sent" by the owner "Valerie"....not sure if that is part of it or not

    I guess my first question is, can I print over my wireless network through my MAC to the Canon and if I can, any idea what could be impeding me from printing?

    Thanks-You!

    p.s. so far I am LOVING the MAC!!:)
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    You can't use the Canon-provided driver on the Mac (if there is one) to print via network. The driver was written to only work via USB direct.
    You need a CUPS driver to use the OS X built-in network protocols, like Windows Printing.
    The only third-party CUPS driver sources I know of are:
    http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/MacOSX/
    and
    http://www.printfab.net

    Another option is to set up the PC to be a postscript print server:
    http://iharder.sourceforge.net/current/macosx/winmacprinter/
     
  3. diane143 macrumors 6502a

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    I got one of these printers with my MacBook last year. It's still unopened since the printer and scanner I already own were much better.

    But now I am wondering if I can scan to it via my Airport Express. Have you tried that at all? A document feeder would be handy at times.

    I use VueScan for scanning

    Thanks,

    Daine
     
  4. jrhyett05 macrumors newbie

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    I do know you CANNOT scan via Airport Express. That i have tried. I am looking for a solution to use all the features via a network, hopefully by snagging an extra airport express cheap and using it as a repeater and then networking into the printer.....
     

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