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Need Help Sharing A Printer!

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Have you disabled firewalls?

Are they on the same network? Same workgroup?

One more reason I prefer a network ready printer that hooks up to your router either wired or wirelessly.

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when I setup a shared printer on a mac with my XP and Vista machine, I used Bonjour. It includes a printer sharing utility, that configures printer sharing automatically. It works really smooth

edit added later//

you first have to enable printer sharing on the mac. Then run "bonjour for windows" and it will configure the connection to the mac printer.

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OK I am trying to set it up using bojour and it is not working. I am getting an error. I get all the way to the end and then I get a box that says, "you do not have sufficent access to your computer to connect to this selected printer."

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Yep! That comes with those errors too. All I do is right click on the program and choose run as admin and click continue or what ever to run as an admin.

Edited by Buddy Holly

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That probably gives you the same privileges, but just to be sure try logging in as your admin to run it

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I was not sure if running a program as admin was the same as logging in as an admin then running it. I am at a loss to why you are having issues.

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yep, you are running as a full admin. Just for kicks, do you have an xp machine to see if you can get that to network? That would rule out the mac as being the issue.

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Nope no other XP machines or Vista or what ever. I went into the firewall and allowed Bojour to connect through so it should be working. Also I know things work since mac mini sees the printer just fine and connects. So I am thinking something is not working right in Windows to the mac and vice versa. I hope there is no need to turn on file sharing on ibook as that is something I never need or want.

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the issues I have found is Windows dose not understand CUPS.. so Apple came out with bonjour . I also found that you must install http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/appl...forwindows.html

on the windows machine..

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