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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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