Printing to Windows XP Network Printer using a Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Macklin B1, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Macklin B1 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone, (first post FTW!)

    Being the only Mac user in my house -however streamlined it is-, does hold a few problems. I have set up my iMac, and have happily joined my Windows home network, file sharing does work easily and neatly but as I found out the other day, printing from a Mac that is connected to a Windows based network can be very difficult.

    So for a long time now, I have been trying to set up my iMac (connected via Wi-Fi) so that it prints over my home network.
    The printer; an EPSON TX100 is connected to the USB port in a Windows XP desktop and I have set up Printer sharing.
    The desktop is connected to my D-Link G604T.

    I have added the printer through
    System Pref:print & Fax:+:Windows tab:'network':'computer':'printer' and have tried using both the Generic Postscript driver and the specified printer driver.
    When I go ahead and print, the printer icon appears in the dock and then quickly disappears without a printout. I have replaced the ink and paper but still no luck.

    I have tried the methods suggested on some other threads, but none have succeeded. I would be happy to provide any extra information and try anything... and help would be much appreciated

    Networked printing works with all Windows computers in the house including a NEC laptop, so why wont it work with a Mac?
     
  2. MacKeeperFanMod macrumors regular

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    Can you print from another computer on your shared printer?

    Maybe you need a native driver.
     
  3. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    Too bad it couldn't connect to the router. I connected my printer to an airport extreme and it seems to have no trouble. I did have problems attempting to print when it was attached to the windows machine.
     
  4. lilweeds macrumors newbie

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    Download Bonjour for Windows. It will work once you get that.
     
  5. Macklin B1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I can print from all other windows PC's to the shared printer, thanks for the replys
     

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