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Still can't print from XP to Mac
Authored by: mugwump on Jan 15, '03 03:01:42PM

I'm still not able to print on the HP LaserJet attached by USB to
my iMac from a Windows XP laptop on a local home network. The
network is simple: iMac hardwired to a cable modem router and a
wireless XP with the basetation hardwired to the cable modem
router. Both systems access the Web fine, so the network seems

The Print Wizard on XP set up the "network printer" properly,
and I have both Gimp-Print and the standard HP printer driver on
the MacOS 10.2.1 system, and they both work fine.

When I launch a print task on the XP system, the printer on the
iMac starts printing - but it only prints a clean "settings" page,
followed by many pages of garbage characters, mostly on the top
line or two of the page. The characters are all "special characters"
(@ signs, European fonts, bullets, arrows, etc.). The settings
page has 14 lines that start with "@PJL SET", followed by a specific
printer setting like "PAPER=A4" or "OUTBIN=UPPER".

This is so frustratingly close !! ;^) But I've got no clue as to
what else I need to do or where to look for ideas.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated !!

Thanks !!


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