How to print using a shared printer in Win XP using Mac???? HELP

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  1. emcue

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    I am using a macbook, basically I have a printer that is connected to a desktop computer that has printer sharing enabled, when i use my old laptops or other computers, i can print using old windows printer sharing, all computers are connected to each other via network router, but now that i am using mac, I cant find a way to connect to the printer, my printer is canon pixma ip3000, it is shared. any help will be appreciated! THANKS!!!!!
     
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    Open System Preferences, click on "Print & Fax," and click the plus sign to add a printer. On the dialog window that comes up, click "More Printers..." Choose "Windows Printing" on the top dialog; the bottom list should populate with computer names. Choose the name of the computer that is sharing the printer, and the printer should appear. Choose the printer.

    Now comes the tricky bit. If you print a test page and it come out all messed up, you're going to have to go back and choose the printer driver. Hopefully it won't come to that.

    Anyway, give a try and let us now it works out.
     
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    use search function... hehehe :p
     
  4. emcue

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    in the printer dialog box, below the Windows Printing list, under Printer Model, should I choose the manufacturer or use generic? Using HP and Canon printers. Thanks!
     
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    Set it up the way you normally set up a printer. Choose the printer maker and model number that are appropriate.

    If you can't find the correct model number you may need to download updated drivers from the manufacturers website.
     
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    besides you have to log on to the pc sharing the printer from the mac using the username log on for that pc before you can print
     
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    Ok, I added the printer already, but the problem is, right now it says something like NT_USER_ACCESS_DENIED or something, what is the next step? Thanks!!!!!
     
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    i actually have the same problem. my printer is an mp160. Connecting the mp160 via usb to the ibook lets me print without problems (the printer is detected and i guess uses the drivers that came with osx)...but trying to add it using windows printing doesn't show the drivers for the mp160. it just shows the gimp drivers....how do i use the built in drivers for it?

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    nevermind. i got it to work
    1. you will need the printfab drivers
    2. when you go to print and fax setup, press option key when you click "more printers"
    3. choose windows printing with samba
    4. choose the printfab canon/epson etc... drivers...choose specific printer
    5. smb://[email protected]/computername/printername
    5.1 username=login name for windows box
    5.2 workgroupname=home network name...eg. home or mshome
    5.3 computername = computer name where printer is connected
    5.4 printername = name of printer being shared...
     
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    what is the usual username? because on our network , basically everyone can use the printer without using user names or anything.
     
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    i think if there is no user name...you can use anything? I'm not too sure...i just put whatever in mine and the computer had no user name as well...i used the name of the desktop computer as the user name
     
  11. m0nster

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    I had the same problem. I had to put user name and password of the Windows XP Admin. But since you don't need to enter anything at logon, type in user name your Administrator Account Name (it's the name you see right on top when you click on the start button) and password blank. Good luck!
     
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    Hi! I have leopard installed. My epson cx5500 is connected to a pc. And I can connect to the pc via router.
    I want to print from my imac.
    I added the printer (system preferences, print and fax, windows printer...chose printer, chose specific driver).
    However, when I print, the status on the print queue shows that, initially it prints then it stops. So status is "stopped". And nothing prints on my printer. Sometimes... one line of text and some characters are printed.

    Anyone knows how to fix this?
    thanks a lot
     
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    emcue, what is the OS of the computer to which the printer is connected?
     

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