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Jetterman46 Calculating status...
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Jan 28, 2012 3:07 PM

I have full control of my windows 7 pc from my mac. But still can not print to it from my mac but can share with another pc. I have done all the add printer and share bit but still my mac will not comunicate with my windows pc at printing

  • Steven Kaleita Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2012 5:35 PM (in response to Jetterman46)

    Any OSX after leopard took this feature away. (AppleTalk was removed).You can try to set up your printer as a ip printer, but I haven't had any luck with that either. I  have to share my printer from a computer that is running Leopard or Tiger, to be able to print to it from Sno leopard, or xp parallels. It's sad that they haven't come up with a simpler solution. If apple has, please let us know.

  • Steven Kaleita Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 3, 2012 7:16 AM (in response to Jetterman46)

    Well good news...

    I finally figured out how to get my old printers, printing again through Snow Leopard.

    I actually had to fire up my old G3 and run OS9.5 in classic. The command center application for my printer was never upgraded to run on MAC's past OS9.

    With the command center software I was able to change the Printers IP address to one that was compatible with my local Apple network. The last 3 digits must be anything above 200. My printer by default, uses, which seems to be what most Windows Boxes networks use by default.


    I learned later that the command center software was also available for Windows, and I could have changed the printers IP address using Parallels/Windows, or any other Windows emulator.


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