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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: arisin on Dec 04, '04 06:15:14AM

Hm, this doesn't work for me: I have a Canon i450 USB printer hooked to my G5. Windows filesharing and printersharing are on. I can see the printer on the winxp machine in the explorer, but theres no way to make it appear in the rendezvous browser from apple.
Reading in some rendezvous descriptions, i learned that the mac os x built in printersharing function uses smb protocol for sharing, not rendezvous. It would work for a usb printer connected to an airport-basestation, but i have none :(.
I'm currently trying to make the printer appear in rendezvous browsers like iRoster and Rendezvous Browser, but i have no experiences in these things.

Are there any tricks, tutorials etc on the net?

thx for help
Michael



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: arisin on Dec 05, '04 06:02:25AM
Actually i found a freeware which lets me publish rendezvous services: Network beacon. What i need now is information what to describe the printer in the TXT-record like the following but for my canon i450:

txtvers=1rp=printershpdeskjetnote=Comlab 8211ty=HP Deskjet 980product=(HP Deskjet 980C)usb_MFG=HPusb_MDL=DESKJET 980Cpdl=application/vnd.hp-PCLBinary=TTBCP=T

http://www.chaoticsoftware.com/ProductPages/NetworkBeacon.html

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