Still can't get my MBP to use a shared windows printer. Help needed.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by devilstrider, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    I have my printer connected to a PC with Windows 7. I have 3 PC's that can print to it over my wireless network. But for some reason I can't get the MBP to print. I have tried many methods and they have all failed.
     
  2. JGuez macrumors member

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    In my experience the best and easiest way to print through a shared printer via Windows is to download bonjour for windows.

    So just download bonjour on the PC. It can be found through the following link:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/dl999

    Install it and share that printer. Then on your mac go to system prefs/Print & Fax.

    Click the plus sign on the bottom left hand corner to add a new printer. I believe it will look for one on your network automatically and it should show up. Sorry if I'm mistaken, but I believe this is how I did it in the past.
     
  3. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    bonjour is not detecting my printer. Screw it I'll just use my flash drive.
     

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