Sharing a USB printer via XP to 10.7 over the network?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by gr8gatzby, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. gr8gatzby macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2001
    Charlotte, NC
    Have a Samsung(NIC-less) laser printer attached via USB to an XP box. Have enabled USB printer sharing in Printer Properties. My Mac (10.7.2) can see the XP box, but not the printer. What am I doing wrong here? Thanks.

    Mac Pro | 2x2.66 Xeon | 4GB | 3x500GB | 10.7.2
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    In System Preferences

    On your Mac, check to see if you can install the printer from the printer section.....stands to reason that if the Mac can see the XP box, it should be possible to install the printer from there.

    If that won't work, try installing the printer by connecting it to the mac first to get the drivers, then try putting it back on the network.

    Check your firewall settings too....A few ideas.

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