Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to usernametaken100times)
You don't say how the printer is connected, without that vital piece of information it's really difficult to say what is going on.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2012 7:47 AM (in response to rkaufmann87)
the printer is connected to the windows 7 machine via usb cable. the windows machine and the imac are on a wired ethernet network conencted to the same switch. firewall on the windows machine turned off. other windows machines on the network can print to this printer.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2012 7:58 AM (in response to usernametaken100times)
The problem is probably on the Windows side. We aren't Windows guys here so you need to see what the permissions are on the printer in Windows and see if it's setup for sharing. Also look on the Mac and check System Preferences - Sharing and see if printer sharing is turned on. Ideally the printer should be a true network printer directly connected to your router not a computer. Then all of your computers can share it. I would recommend looking over Printing Overview OS X Lion for hints though.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2012 6:12 AM (in response to usernametaken100times)
At last after much searching (i see i am not alone !) i found the best solution to my problem;
insert USB stick
copy file to usb stick
remove usb stick
insert usb stick in windows 7 machine
crazy and stupid i know but i really cant be bothered trying to find another solution
i had been led to believe apples just worked clearly not the case!
no please dont tell me this is a windows issue as it is not!
windows and linus machines print to the shared printer just fine.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to usernametaken100times)
frustration has finally set and i have found another solution - a long usb cable
when are apple in their infinite wisdom going to fix this stupidity?
i cannot be the only one that wants to print to a shared printer on another operating system....or am i alone?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2012 4:16 AM (in response to usernametaken100times)
click click working!
if its that easy why cant apple fix it?
bye the bye i though the 100MB+ for windows this month was excessive.....
until i clicked update on the imac....395MB.....whoa!!!!!!!!