Setting up Printer problem

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  1. boneca macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Hi guys, I'm a little confused here and looking for you help. I have a little network with my small business where I have 6 computers on LAN. 4 PC desktops 1 laptop and Mac Mini. The printer is connected to one of the PCs and shared so other computers can print to it. I can see any computer from any computer including MAC, but when I'm trying to add my printer thru MAC I'm having a problem. I can see the computer where the printer connected to on a network but when I'm trying to click on it, its asking me for user id and password for that computer, when I'm giving that info I'm getting different error messages (ex. -1, 265?)
    I would really appreciate if somebody can help me out on how to fix this issue and what can cause this.

  2. simie macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2004
    Try this

    This is a keychain that is created when you add a printer on a local area network. But it should work if manually created.

    Open up Utilities (found in applications folder) and click keychain

    Create a keychain

    In the name box type smb

    put in the windows username

    in the password box put in the windows password

    In attributes you should see

    Name: SMB

    Kind: Application Password

    Account: your workgroup/computer name where printer is connected

    Where : smb

    Select the access control and allow all applications to access this item

    In the applications list it may say printer utility

    If this does not do the job on its own then go to the PC and create a new account and put your OSX username and password in.

    Make sure in the printer driver that the location either has the IP address or the computers name in it.

    Now do a test print on OSX and windows to make sure that the printer is working

    You have to make sure that OSX as the correct printer driver installed else you will get garbage.

    I hope that this helps you solve your problem
  3. boneca thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Thank You very much simie I will try that tonight.

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