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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: Kutter on Feb 01, '05 02:50:49PM

Wow - I finally got it working. It took quite a while b/c of the bug in 10.3 with the shadow passwords and CUPS. However once I got the password changed to basic I was able to log into CUPS and add the network printer.

I then had a bit of problem finding it on the PC side. The key was adding .local to the end of my computer's name. This allowed Windows to find it and amazingly I am know able to print off my Windows machines to my LaserJet HP1200 connected to a G5.

Here is what I typed to find the printer where "name" is the name of your computer.

http://name.local:631/printers/nameofprinter


Thanks for all the info.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: rduncan10 on Mar 01, '05 07:40:55PM

This just isn't working for me. I type the name of my printer's URI into Windows (http://simon:631/printers/hp950c) in the XP printer wizard and it says it cannot connect.

I tried it with and without ".local".

If I type the address into a web browser, it brings up the CUPS page for the printer, so I know the address is good. I just don't understand what step I'm missing.

Thanks,
Rob Duncan



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: Kutter on Mar 09, '05 11:18:01AM

Just to update:

My desktop running Windows XP Pro continues to work well printing to the HP LaserJet hooked up to the G5. However I recently tried to setup my Viao laptop running XP Home and it did not work. The laptop is on the network and seems to work well otherwise but it cannot find the network printer.

When I enter:

http://NAMEOFCOMPUTER.local.63\NAMEOFPRINTER as I did on the desktop I get a message saying "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server. For more information, click Help."

So obviously there is some difference in the network setup between the Mac and my desktop vs the Mac and my laptop. Not sure how to get around this one....



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: Kutter on Mar 09, '05 11:26:16AM

One more update - I got printing working from the laptop too.

For the laptop I had to use the following in the print setup box:


http://NAMEOFCOMPUTER:631/printers/NAMEOFPRINTER

I had to drop the .local which I needed on my desktop. Weird but I'm now printing successfully off of both machine.

I hope this helps someone out.



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