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I need a printer/vista/mac geek !

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by xxmissbirdyxx, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. xxmissbirdyxx

    xxmissbirdyxx Senior Member

    I want to be able to print stuff from my macbook while sat on my bed without having to transfer it to pc to print.

    I have tried to do it over the network and using the lpd set up on my mac but neither will work :/

    Is my only other option changing the windows registry for it to work?
  2. Is your printer a wireless printer? :)
  3. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Yeh I was just going to suggest that chris you beat me to it...wireless printers shud operate fine with the two
  4. some Wireless printers have trouble with Apples printing wirelessly (I remember mine did.. it was an HP printer too which was annoying) some sort of problem with the conflicting wireless accounts or connections at least. :)
  5. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    sounds like its linked to the pc to me.

    Few questions
    1) is printer sharing enabled in the network sharing and on the selected printer (right click share etc), passwords configured etc
    2) Bonjour installed
    3) same network configuration, ie same ip range (must have different last 3 numbers), subnet, gateway and 'workgroup' settings

    This link should walk you through it all though:
    Printer Sharing - Vista Printer Sharing With Mac OS X 10.5

    edit: I think you can skip the reg hack in the link, I've had a samba based server running for ages on vista without any reg hacks so try it without first and then if it doesn't work do the hack.
  6. xxmissbirdyxx

    xxmissbirdyxx Senior Member

    No not a wireless printer...

    @Levi yes printer sharing is enabled

    Errrrr i do indeed have bonjour - what is it? lol!

    and yep same network config! :( Boo

    That link you put - ive been following that but it says about changing the registry... Im kinda a bit scared about doing it haha
  7. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    reg is easy if you follow the instructions, just export it all in case it goes balls up. if it goes wrong just import the reg file and it will fix everything back to how it was before your adjustments.

    edit: just thought windows can be a bit awkward with user names, are you using the same on both with the same password etc
  8. xxmissbirdyxx

    xxmissbirdyxx Senior Member

    lol diff usernames :/ ill have to try to do it that way then :/ lol great :/ wish me luck! aha
  9. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    I had problems with mac and hp printer.. is yours a hp? think i downloaded some updated software and then it worked!
  10. xxmissbirdyxx

    xxmissbirdyxx Senior Member

    its a lexmark :)
  11. hmmm lexmark.. they should have some sort of driver for sharing? :)
  12. xxmissbirdyxx

    xxmissbirdyxx Senior Member

    hmm i have nooo idea :/ ill have to do it tomorrow cause im getting ready to go out lol ill let you know how i get on!
  13. charles

    charles Senior Member

    is it mac compatible...? lol
  14. xxmissbirdyxx

    xxmissbirdyxx Senior Member

  15. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    Have you got it sorted yet missbirdy? i went to scan something earlier and realised mine is a lexmark not a hp!! ....god i'm not with it this week!! I def remember having a problem with printing from my mac but it was ok from the pc... my bf sorted it by downloading something. I'll ask him when he comes home if you haven't sorted it!
  16. xxmissbirdyxx

    xxmissbirdyxx Senior Member

    Nah i havent had a chance yet - if you could let me know that would be fab :)
  17. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    I think you need to install a printer driver or something... try this link from apple or google printer driver + mac + and the name of your printer!

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