Trouble viewing pc printers in my mac system preferences

peejer

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Jan 12, 2007
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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
 

peejer

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Jan 12, 2007
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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. :)
 

peejer

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Jan 12, 2007
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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
 

Evader

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Dec 20, 2007
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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.