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XP Pro Laptop to see shared printer on MAC OS X

By Chief Bottle Washer ·
Yesterday I was so darn frustrated with my new Dell laptop not seeing the shared printer on my network that I may have spewed some stuff and insulted everyone. My humble apologies. I need help (in more ways than 1).

Set up: Lynksys Fast Ethernet network
Number of computers on Network: 6 Macs, MAC OS X 10.5, Dell Latitude with WIN XP Pro SP3.

Shared Printer: Brother HL-5140

I was able to have the Dell Laptop see the MAC providing the shared printer, including all the shared folders, but the laptop can't see the printer. Please advise. Any helpful solutions greatly appreciated. I also predict some wise crack remarks as well. Thanks in advanced.

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by ---TK--- In reply to XP Pro Laptop to see shar ...

"There have been hints for that using Jaguar and CUPS. In Panther, it works without any special work under the hood -- just switch on "Printer sharing" and "Windows sharing" in the Sharing preferences panel. In Windows, add a new network printer; you can find it by browsing. But now the important thing: When Windows asks to select a driver for the printer, select any PostScript driver like the Apple LaserWriter or Color LaserWriter instead of the printer model you're using."
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20040208122655345

Also check this link out: http://www.mac-connect.com/smb_print_mac.php

*As far as your post goes from yesterday, lol, Who doesn't think that from time to time? LOL, god knows I do, but I often resist the temptation of throwing it out on the net... Hopefully the links helped, post up your results if you would like.

Edited to add another link:http://forums.appleinsider.com/archive/index.php/t-49031.html

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