Trouble viewing pc printers in my mac system preferences

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  1. peejer macrumors member

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    I, like many of you, am trying to get my mac to print to my pc through the wireless router.

    My problem currently lies that I can not get my mac to see my pc printer. I have shared my pc printer. I know what workgroup it is in, but my mac is not seeing anything. I am using the mac printer utility and going under "more choices" and then "windows printing" and neither of my pc printers are visible.

    Is this a firewall issue? Or just me being dense?

    Thanks,
    PJ
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. peejer thread starter macrumors member

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    Not yet. But I will when I get back from work.

    Thank you very much Madjew.

    from a mellow jew/catholic. :)
     
  4. peejer thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks MJ. I read that support article and it was very helpful.

    My mac now sees my printer. I also downloaded Gutenprint and the associated drivers. I tried to print just now and I received an error message from my mac printer utility saying "unable to connect to SAMBA host"

    Any thoughts?

    PJ
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, try turning the firewall off on the PC, if only to test it. :)
     
  6. martyrk macrumors regular

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    I am having the same issues but there is no firewall active in the windows computer
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is there a firewall enabled anywhere on the network? What sort of printer is it?
     
  8. martyrk macrumors regular

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    no firewalls enabled anywhere, it is an HP Deskjet 970 Cse
     
  9. martyrk macrumors regular

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    ya I did, I even redid it with very simple phrases
     
  10. Evader macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem, interestingly enough if I load up windows xp in vmware fusion I can see the network shared printer and print no problem.
     

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