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Use a Canon PiXMA ip1600 via Samba Printers
I was having trouble getting my 'unsupported' networked Canon ip1600 to work over the network (so I could print wirelessly from the Mac to my Windows PC without a print server). Canon was no help -- they told me what I was doing was impossible and unsupported. No matter what I did, I kept getting NT_STATUS_NO_MEMORY errors, or login errors. So I searched around the internet and found a ton of tips, and the following combination seems to work every time for me:
  • Make sure your Mac and windows PC are on the same workgroup (called workgroup!)
  • Make sure your Windows PC is sharing the printer for everyone (including guest)
  • Enable the guest account on XP
Once you've got that bit set up, then do this:
  • Download and install the shareware PrintFab drivers, which include the Canon IP 1600 drivers.
  • Set up the Samba print share as you normally would, except edit the file /etc/cups/printers.conf (as root level user), and change the DeviceURI to include guest@, something like this:
  • Open up Terminal and enter: #ln -s 'which smbspool' /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb
  • Restart
Now if you try to print, you shouldn't have any trouble (if everything above is done correctly.)

[robg adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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Use a Canon PiXMA ip1600 via Samba
Authored by: amigaman on Jul 07, '06 08:45:15AM

In case you were wondering how to add yourself to a Windows Workgroup follow these directions:
1) Go to Applications -> Utilities -> Directory Access
2) Authenticate if neccessary (click the lock icon and enter your password)
3) Select SMB/CIFS and click Configure...
4) Type in the name of your Windows workgroup in the Workgroup field
5) Click OK, then Apply

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Works with iP3000!
Authored by: hilly on Jul 10, '06 06:04:35AM
I've just tested this with my Canon PIXMA iP3000 and it works a treat! I found this [link:] post to be useful in setting up a Samba share - something I hadn't done before.

Thanks for posting this, it's been over a year since I got my iBook and the entire time I've not been able to print over my network to printers attached to my pc.

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