Mac Hardware forum

General discussion

Getting Vista connected network printer working with Mac!

by hcanni819 / September 2, 2010 10:29 AM PDT

Hiya,

Having some major problems with this, spent hours already!

I have a Windows Vista PC, connected to a wireless network, and I'm trying to get my Epson SX200 printer to print from my MacBook running OS X 10.5.7.

I have been through all the settings as found on other forums, and even got it to the stage where I printed something. However, when I restarted the MacBook, I get the following error message: 'Unable to connect to CIFS host, will retry in 60 seconds..'

This is making me tear my hair out, anyone know what could fix this? I would appreciative of any ideas at all!

Cheers

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Getting Vista connected network printer working with Mac!
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Getting Vista connected network printer working with Mac!
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Just a link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2010 10:39 AM PDT
Collapse -
Nooo
by hcanni819 / September 2, 2010 11:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a link, comment.

Thanks for that speedy response. and the link.. although it is one that I came across earlier in my investigations.

I've had another read through but I don't think its helped in any way. I redone the smb links but it comes up with the same error message..

Any more ideas? Sad

Collapse -
Plan b.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2010 8:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Nooo

Put the printer on the Apple and have Vista connect to its share.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech for the school year

Smart tech for smart students

Forget the pencils and notebooks. Gear up your students with these portable and powerful note-taking machines.