Still Having Printer Sharing Problems with a Windows Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BiikeMike, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. BiikeMike macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2005
    I can't find my original thread, so I'll start a new one. I know, I know, frikken newB.

    I have a desktop running Windows XP Pro, and a wireless network. I am trying to share my Canon S520 printer with my PBook. I got the printer to show up, but, even when I hit print, nothing happens. It seems to print on my PBook, but nothing happens with the printer.

    When I go to select the printer, my printer model doenst show up in the drop down box. I tried installing the drivers, but that did nothing.

  2. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    So you want to print from the Windows machine to the Mac?

    If so. When you install the printer driver on the Windows machine, don't install the printers factory drivers, instead install the Apple color printer driver thats in the Windows driver list.
  3. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2005
    No, sorry, guess that would have been an important thing to include :D

    The printer is connected to the Windows Desktop via USB, The Desktop is connected to the router via Cat5, and my PBook is wireless

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