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Bonjour/network prinitng question

by wizardjs / May 21, 2006 11:54 AM PDT

OK, when I got my iMac G5, it came with a free crappy printer that stopped working. I have a PC upstairs with a working printer. The PC is directly connected to the internet and the printer is connected to the PC, the Mac uses AirPort. This is an HP OfficeJet 6200 All-in-one printer, by the way. I downloaded and installed bonjour for windows, and so now the broken printer is connected to the PC, but for some reason the Mac can't find the HP printer, not automatically at least (does anyone know how to find the adress of a printer?). I went to printer settings on the HP, selected sharing and selected "share this printer". However, no luck on the MAc. Finally, I went to the HP Director thing and selected netwrok settings from there, it said "this printer is not confiugred for networking." I think this means that I have to get something similar to an AirPort Express thing for it, but is there anything cheaper. Does anyone know what to do? Or a cheaper alternative? Thanks guys.

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(NT) (NT) OfficeJet 6210
by wizardjs / May 21, 2006 11:57 AM PDT
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Also Also
by wizardjs / May 21, 2006 12:03 PM PDT

I do have a home netwrok setup, with a linksys wireless access point and a comcast modem. There are several phone line jacks on the back of the access point, which sits next to the printer, can I just get a cable that plugs in to the USB port on trhe printer and share it that way?

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Maybe its all about drivers.
by Redhats Q / May 21, 2006 12:58 PM PDT
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Win and Mac sharing of printers is mostly drivers.

I am not sure why you are trying to use Bonjour. I have a couple of laser on windows machines and I just access them with the built in windows sharing support in OSX.

I just add a windows shared printer and they work ... as long as the drivers are there

Of course the Laserjet supports appletalk too so I have native support in the network card in that one.

Didn't a google search help on this ???

/http://iharder.sourceforge.net/macosx/winmacprinter/

looks promising as does

/http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,122932,pg,2,00.asp

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Which version of OSX ?
by Redhats Q / May 21, 2006 1:04 PM PDT

Knowing the osx versions will help as 10.4 supports the printer, earlier versions may need "tweaking" as tom hanks would say in "You've got Mail"

Tweaking ?

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(NT) (NT) Running 10.4.6
by wizardjs / May 21, 2006 9:31 PM PDT
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Mine
by jemsbarr / May 21, 2006 3:38 PM PDT

I have an HP4 hooked (directly) to my crappy PC, which is hooked to the internet through my d-link.

My iMac G5 found the printer no problem over the network. All I did was make sure the printer was shared (did this through the crappy PC).

I'm running 10.4. Don't know if this is any help to you, but it seemed really easy for me to connect to my printer.

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