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I have a very nice Epson printer connected to my living room computer running WinXP. I tried every one of the hints posted here designed to let me print to it from my Mac running Jaguar, but no luck. Then I ran across a posting on the internet about how to set up an LPD daemon on XP. Since I use an LPD spool on my Linux server at work, I gave it a shot and it worked perfectly!

Here is how you do it.

On the WinXP Box:

Add the TCP/IP print server service
  1. Log in with Administrative privileges.
  2. Click Start -> Settings -> Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Add-remove Programs.
  4. Click the Add-Remove Windows Components side button.
  5. Open the Other Network File and Printer Services section.
  6. Put a checkmark in Print Services for Unix.
  7. Click OK; click Next. (The Computer will probably ask for the WinXP install disk, go ahead and put it in and the install will run automatically.)
  8. Click Finish.
  9. Close the Add-remove programs window.
To have the service start automatically (as a daemon):
  1. Click Start -> Settings -> Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Administrative Tools.
  3. Double-click Services.
  4. Double-click TCP/IP print Server.
  5. Change the "Startup Type" to Automatic.
  6. Click OK and close the windows that are open.
To share the printer for TCP/IP printing:
  1. Click Start -> Settings -> Printers.
  2. Right-click the print you want to share and select Sharing.
  3. Click the radio button for Share as and fill in the share name you want to print to.
On your Mac:
  1. Launch the Print Center.
  2. Click the "Add Printer" button.
  3. Change "Appletalk" to "IP Printing"
  4. Enter the WinXP Computer's IP address in the Address box.
  5. Uncheck the default queue radio button.
  6. Enter the name of the printer share you defined on the XP machine.
  7. Select your printer model (Install Gimp-Print if you don't see a ppd for your printer, restart print center and try again).
Print away!
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MIS Manager
Authored by: lhuppe on Dec 30, '02 03:58:43PM

Just thought that I should add this little tidbit: if you're unable to gain access the the XP machine in question in order to make the changes outlined here, there is fortunately another way - Apple is actively developing CUPS support for Darwin but and it can be used in its present state. I did this on Jaguar 10.2.2 and it worked fine albeit a little bit slow on an iBook 800Mhz. Go to http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/OSX/cups_printing_in_jaguar.html.



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Adding a printer model for remote SMB printer
Authored by: iSAWaUFO on Feb 02, '05 03:13:03AM

I can print to a Windows Printing SMB shared printer off a Win2K machine but the correct printer type is not available in the list of printers. The printer is an HP PSC 2410 Photosmart (All-in-one). I tried downloading the driver for Mac OS X from HP and installing the driver, but the driver only installs if you have the printer connected via USB or IP printing, so I cancel.
Do I have to setup IP printing in order to install the correct driver?



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printing on Windows ME
Authored by: imilein on Feb 02, '03 10:08:06AM

it works good for me on XP. But what do I have to do on my older PC running Windows ME?



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Works to Win2000 too (nothing else did)
Authored by: dewit on May 09, '03 06:13:48AM
Hallelujah! Thanks soooo much. I had spent two hours trying to get SMB printing going, finally tried this instead and it took all of two minutes to get it working ? I can now print from Jaguar to a DeskJet on a Windows 2000 PC.

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Still having no joy...
Authored by: moffwilson on Aug 01, '03 08:58:20AM

Fantastically precise and clear instructions, so I must be doing something wrong. I've an Epson 1290s connected via USB to my WinXP PC (IP 192.268.1.101 connected through an ethernet hub) and I've done everything it says above, but when I attempt to 'print away!' from my Mac it just disappears. If anyone is still reading this thread, I'd be most grateful for some help. Ta.



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Still having no joy...
Authored by: danlecriq on Aug 02, '03 10:12:14AM

Your IP adress on your PC running XP should be 192.168.0.1 (the same for the router adress on your Mac : TCP/IP - built-in ethernet - network - system preferences)(use DHCP there)
This way you can share the internet connection of your PC with your Mac (Do you know PPPshar Pro ?) and also share folders.
When following the instructions given by "anonymous" don't forget to start the TCP/IP print server on your PC (step 5) before clicking OK and closing the windows (step 6). This way it should work ...



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Still having no joy
Authored by: FrankG on Nov 05, '03 12:02:41AM

I'm playing with my new iMac.
But having the same problem as you do.
The print just disappears
did you find a solution ???



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Still having no joy...
Authored by: dry_heat on Apr 25, '05 08:02:27PM

Turn off the firewalls and see if it works.



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More on printing to a Win XP shared printer
Authored by: danlecriq on Aug 02, '03 09:58:35AM

A beautiful hint ! So simple and so effective !Thank you "anonymous" ! Took me about five minutes to get it working. I had spent hours trying other far more complicated hints with no result ...
I can now print to an HP Laserjet 1200 connected to a PC laptop under XP from both my PB Wallstreet 2 and my iMac DV both running Jaguar 10.2.2. Works like a charm.



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More on printing to a Win XP shared printer
Authored by: t0ker on Sep 11, '03 11:24:21AM

All I got to say is, YOU ROCk. Worked like a chard printing from an Ibook to Win2k Advanced Server Box



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More on printing to a Win XP shared printer
Authored by: jpeterkrishnan on Oct 07, '03 04:23:10AM

I'm a newbie with the Mac .
I've installed Mac drivers for my WinXP USB HP Deskjet 920c (obtained from HP) into the Macintosh drive of my my new G4 OsX.28 but they do not appear at the print center listing . Have I installed them incorrectly ? The installation notes say that it is an inkjet driver but works for the deskjet . I've tried the 2 inkjet drivers on the listing but they don't work . Any ideas ?



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More on printing to a Win XP shared printer
Authored by: pbookg4 on Oct 17, '03 01:28:13AM

I probably screwed up some network setting but everything follows up except the printer won't print. It is in queue under winxp so its received the document but the printer won't print. I have a hp deskjet 940c. So i chose the 900 series driver. Anybody have any ideas what im doing wrong. Also will the new OS X panther
coming out this month have cups support installed?



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More on printing to a Win XP shared printer
Authored by: thepetecom on Oct 27, '03 03:36:03PM

Well, I'm running Panther and this didn't work for me. The printer job said it was printing - I even saw the percentage meter go all the way to 100% but then it suddenly said "printer jobs stopped". When I clicked "start", it did the same thing.

I'm going to try some of the other hints on this site...



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More on printing to a Win XP shared printer
Authored by: dusk on Nov 28, '03 12:12:23PM

I have the same setup with Panther and HP940c.
I followed the instructions and got the printing flowing successfully. What I must say is that network printing from the Panther machine to the XP machine produces dramatically inferior printout than direct to USB 940c from panther from Adobe Illustrator. I cannot use this nice network setup because of this. I made many tests with multiple print settings.



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More on printing to a Win XP shared printer
Authored by: DavidOh on Nov 06, '03 12:41:59AM

Well, just made the switch to Panther from XP and was having a h*** of a time trying to get my DeskJet 970Cse to print from my XP server in my home network.

I tried everything I could find (and there's not much) on the net and came across this solution. I loved it for its simplicity and elegance (other solutions had me mucking around in Panther's FreeBSD core).

Still didn't work. After spending 6 hours on this problem, I finally got it to work.

How? I got rid of the spaces in the share name in XP. Now I can see my printer using Windows Printing whereas before I could not.

A very "Windows" type solution to my "Windows" with Mac problem :-)

Hope this helps someone out there.
Dave



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More on printing to a Win XP shared printer
Authored by: JimCrowell on Nov 25, '03 03:30:13PM

I just implemented this tip and setup a OS 10.3 Printer that looks fine. When I try to print a test page the "Printer List" Status indicates "Printing" but nothing is printed and I do not see anything in the Printer Queus on the XP System.

Should this approach work for a Wireless connection between the Mac OS 10.3 Node and the Win XP Pro Node? The HDD files are mapped properly.

Previous to the install of Mac OS X 10.3 I had an evaluation copy of DAVE and the printer was working fine.

Is there a way in Mac OS X to determine if the Mac is seeing the Printer? If I insert the wrong IP Address while configuring the Printer the status quickly changes from "Printing" to "Stopped". Also, when I try to setup the Printer using the "Windows Printing" item, in lieu of "IP Printing" I do not see any printers in the "Name / comment" selection box.

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Jim Crowell



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More on printing to a Win XP shared printer
Authored by: dougbaron on Dec 05, '03 11:41:38PM

Same here. I set up Sharing for a Canon SB20D on WinXP Home Edition; in Print Center added IP Printing to 192.168.1.3 and the share name (no spaces). When I print, it's just "Printing" for a second or two and that's it. This is also a wireless connection (the Windows box). Has anyonie resolved this?



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More on printing to a Win XP shared printer
Authored by: biaachmonkie on Feb 29, '04 03:59:26AM

FYI to anyone with a Samsung ML-1710 printer. I could not get the ppd for the printer working at all, so I tried an was successful using the ML-1210 profile that is included. (i tried updating gimp-print, and everything else... but no luck) using the 1210 seems ot work perfectly. This was a great step by step guide.



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More on printing to a Win XP shared printer
Authored by: zummersweet on Apr 18, '04 02:06:35PM

"I tried an was successful using the ML-1210 profile that is included."

Included with what? I'm trying to do this same thing.



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More on printing to a Win XP shared printer
Authored by: oam on Jun 01, '04 08:23:58PM

Hi,
Thanks for the great writeup, this is exactly my situation (c-84 hooked up to an xp box, now need to print from an osx 10.3 box).

Newbie question: what physical connections do I need to do?
I currently use an ethernet switch to allow the xp and osx machines to share an internet connection. However the printer is currently connected directly to the xp box via USB.



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More on printing to a Win XP shared printer
Authored by: KCB on Dec 14, '05 07:02:06PM

Finally was able to print from my iBook over wireless to my HP LaserJet attached to my Dell PC, but my printer just continues to print the same page over and over and won't quit until I cancel the print job on my PC or turn the printer off. Seems to continually spool the job. On the print jobs it says N/A for the number of pages. Any idea what I need to do to fix this?



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