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protocol problem, using Mac to access a shared printer on a Windows 7 PC

By marktompsett ·
I have a printer on a Windows 7 PC and set the printer to be shared and given it a sensible share name (ie without any spaces, underscores, or other awkward characters) and another PC also running Windows 7 is able to print to it successfully.
However when I try to add the shared printer to a Macintosh (which I have been able to use to access shared printers on a Windows XP PC, so there seems to be no problem with the Mac connecting to the network itself) running Snow Leopard, I added the printer apparently successfully but whenever the Mac tries to print something to it I get the error "Unable to reserve port: Address family not supported by protocol family".
I have tried searching the web for this error message but not been able to find anything that illuminated the problem, let alone indicated a possible solution.

The printer concerned is a Kodak ESP 3250, and I have used the Kodak driver on the Macintosh to connect to it (although I have tried other drivers and got exactly the same error, so I don't think it is a driver issue).

I also doubt that it is anything to do with the type of network (LAN or wireless) but in this case the Mac is connecting wirelessly, but I guess I could use a LAN cable instead and disconnect the wireless, just to see if it makes any difference at all.

I am baffled.
Can anyone suggest a solution?
Thanks
Mark

PS Apologies if I have posted this in the wrong place - I am new here.

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Try some of the hints on these pages

by NickNielsen In reply to protocol problem, using M ...

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/how-do-i-make-my-printer-on-windows-7-share-with/bd920e46-dbeb-4bb2-a38e-8791facd0608

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/sharing-a-windows-7-printer-with-mac-osx-104/8cdb7154-6dc0-4b51-b374-a9c03c920fc3

There is a Q&A forum, populated by techs who live for this kind of question. If this answer doesn't work for you, try posting again there. Be sure to give a plus one to answers that help you.

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this thread was helpful....

by marktompsett In reply to protocol problem, using M ...

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/how-do-i-make-my-printer-on-windows-7-share-with/bd920e46-dbeb-4bb2-a38e-8791facd0608

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