Shared Mac printer with (gasp) Windows?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by phanboyjohn, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. phanboyjohn macrumors member

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    Hi folks,

    I'm trying to share a printer that's attached to my Mac with a Windows machine on my same network, and I've been having much trouble. So far, I've been told I need to install an SMB/CFIS printer on the Windows machine, but there's virtually no information on how to do so anywhere. Does anyone know how to get the Windows machine printing on my Mac-attached printer? I'm going to replace it with a Mac, but for now, we have few options. :)
     
  2. Yurtra macrumors member

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    Feb 12, 2007
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    I currently have this set-up, but I'm not exactly sure how I did it.

    I believe I looked it up on google, and found a guide. It had to do with setting something up on CUPS and connecting to the printer through an IP. I wish I could find it for you, but I don't have the time right now. If the question isn't resolved by the time I check back, I'll find it for you!
     
  3. Kelmon macrumors 6502a

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    I've gone the other way before (XP sharing printer with OS X) using CUPS so this sounds familiar. While it looks as though it is more difficult this way around, have a look at the following guide that appears to be up-to-date on the subject.
     
  4. mmzplanet macrumors regular

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    I did it by installing bonjour on the Windows PC. It will give you an icon to select a mac printer to install.
     

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