Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to walterholt)
It seems as teh Mac fails transferring Multicasting packets correctly, it may happen due to lack of Multicast support or wrong configuration of the router.
Try setting the printer using Jetdirect and check if that may help:
- Open Print & Fax.
- Click the Plus icon.
- Click the IP Tab.
- Set the Protocol as HP Jetdirect-Socket.
- Type the printer IP address into the address field.
- Click Add to complete adding the printer and try printing using the newly created queue.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 10:24 AM (in response to ShlomiL)
But I am using an Epson Stylus C120 printer not an HP printer.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 9:02 PM (in response to walterholt)
This is the Jetdirect protocol name within the OS, it's not related to HP brand only..
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 1:56 AM (in response to ShlomiL)
Are you sure?
That is not a network printer with its own network interface card. It's a USB printer shared by the PowerMac G5.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 2:02 AM (in response to walterholt)
Have you tried to remove and reinstall the printer from your wife's Macbook?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 2:17 AM (in response to walterholt)
I have checked and rechecked System Prefs setting on both Macs in the Print & Fax Prefs section and the Sharing Prefs section to make certain sharing was on in both Macs.
Only your PowerMac must have the printer sharing checkbox checked, because the printer is wired connected to your computer and YOU are sharing the printer among other users on your local network.
However the URL is NOT the same for both macs in their Options Windows. The Macbook's URL starts out dnssd:// EPSON and then a string of % signs and names ending with _ipp._tcp.local. The URL in my Power Mac to which the printer is connected is shorter and reads usb://EPSON/Stylus%20C120?serial= and a long serial number.
If you upgraded from Tiger, could be that the shared URI has changed. Go to the MacBook, remove the printer, add a new printer, make sure that Default is selected, choose the printer that pops up. Try printing.iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5), iMac12,1
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to walterholt)
To all who who offerred info and advice.
I greatly appreciate you comments and suggestions. Somehow I solved the problem and the Macbook is now able to connect with my printer, but I don't know exactly what made the connection.
I placed the Macbook next to my desktop G5 for more convienent testing without having to leave my desktop G5 and my USB attached Epson printer.
I followed up on most of the suggestions. removed and adding the printers several times in both computer's system prefs. Ran the built-in connection assistant, reset my router, changed the long USB 8 ft.cable on my attached printer for a 4 ft.cable, restarted both computers several times, and more, but now I can't remember just what. I do know I spent about 4 hours fidling about.
All of a sudden the Macbook connected to the printer and it worked so I just quit. It has been 3 days now and everything seems to work just fine.
I hope to add a "This helped me" star for each respoonse if I am allowed to do so.
Thanks again to all.