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Windows 8 and Bonjour Printer

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kamCY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 2, 2013 2:14 PM

All my Windows 7 computers recognize the USB printer connected to my AirPort Extreme via Bonjour, but my new Windows 8 laptop cannot find it.  Does anyone has the same issue?  Does anyone has a solution?  Thanks.

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  • ajkennedy1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 11:08 PM (in response to kamCY)

    I do have the same problem and appreciate if some one can help.

  • eadresq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 9:55 PM (in response to ajkennedy1)

    I have the same problem.  I called Brother for support and I was on the phone for over an hour.  Bounjour does not allow to recognize the IP address for the printer, it sets it to be all zeroes so the printer cannot be configured.   I have an MFC 7440N.  It has worked wonderful with my airport, my macs, all my pc' s, and even on Windows 7.   This needs to be upgraded by Apple. I am connecting the printer with an usb cable.  I am not a happy camper.

  • AppleBrother Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 29, 2013 6:21 AM (in response to eadresq)

    I have the same problem with my MFC-490-CW printer.  When I install the first time using wifi connection, no printer was detected.  Then I install it through USB connection; and install again through wifi connection.  The problem was solved.  I can use all the functions properly. : )

  • alokagrawal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 15, 2013 8:02 PM (in response to kamCY)

    I am having a similar problem with my printer.  I have a Windows 8 PC plugged directly into the Airport Extreme Base station and my printer connected to the USB port of the base station as well.  The computer won't recognize the printer for some reason.  I think it is either that the HP P1006 router needs to be updated for Windows 8, or that the Bonjour 2.0 has to be updated to work with Windows 8.  I don't think I should need Bonjour because my computer is plugged directly into the router.  My Windows 7 laptop and Macbook Pro both print fine using Bonjour.  Thanks for your help.

  • joelau_hk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 24, 2013 2:20 PM (in response to ajkennedy1)

    I have found the answer:

    Step 1: install bonjour

    step 2: using windows 8 add printer device and choose network printer with manual setting.

    step 3: choose using existing port :IP_Apple_AirExpress9100 , if the port not found try creat new port and using AppleAirExpress which default is  10.0.1.1 and port 9100

     

    Step 4:Install printer driver. choose windows update

     

    Hope this can help.

  • tammyfromdacula Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 27, 2013 6:38 PM (in response to joelau_hk)

    joelau_hk, you ROCK!! thanks for your info!  I finally have my Brother MFC 8460 working through my apple base with Windows 8! It's only been 2 weeks of pulling my hair out! Thanks again, AA

  • eadresq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 27, 2013 11:58 PM (in response to kamCY)

    We found the answer! Hope it helps you.

  • eadresq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 27, 2013 11:57 PM (in response to joelau_hk)

    Worked wonderfully! Thanks so much! You made my day!  ")

  • alokagrawal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 7, 2013 12:09 AM (in response to joelau_hk)

    Hello everyone,

     

    Does anyone know how to setup an HP P1006 printer?  I have my printer plugged directly into the Airport Extreme and have my Windows 8 PC plugged directly into the LAN port.  I saw that you were able to connect the Airport Express, but I tried this with the Airport Extreme and it didn't work.  Any help is appreciated, thanks.

     

    Sincerely,

    Neel

  • mcmillkm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 9, 2013 8:53 AM (in response to kamCY)

    I managed to connect correctly using the following

     

    Step 1: install bonjour

    Step 2: using windows 8 add printer device and choose network printer with manual setting.

     

    Found the printer Epson SX218 and worked successfully

  • PommetteInSpain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 23, 2013 11:10 PM (in response to kamCY)

    I know this is on an Apple forum but . . .

    I have just discovered that you don't even need Bonjour to print!

     

    If your printer is plugged in via a USB connection to your Airport then just go to this site and follow these steps.

    http://tech.ifelix.net/1004.html

     

    Yes - I know it says it's for XP but I have just done on both a Windows 7 and Windows 8 laptop.

    Read carefully and follow the instructions - don't just follow the pictures - and it will work like a dream.

     

    I have never been able to get Bonjour working on Win 8 although it was working on Win 7 until last week when I installed all the lastest updates and then . . . ZILCH! Prints would spool but not print.

     

    This method is quicker for printer too rather than using Bonjour.

  • Jiri Krecek Level 4 Level 4 (1,080 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 11:11 AM (in response to PommetteInSpain)

    I second to this one.

    Instructions fromthat site work without using Bonjour.

    You pretty much create a new TCP/IP printer port, enter the AirPort's IP address in, pick a eneric network card, pick a driver for your printer and you're done.

     

    PommetteInSpain wrote:

     

    I know this is on an Apple forum but . . .

    I have just discovered that you don't even need Bonjour to print!

     

    If your printer is plugged in via a USB connection to your Airport then just go to this site and follow these steps.

    http://tech.ifelix.net/1004.html

     

    Yes - I know it says it's for XP but I have just done on both a Windows 7 and Windows 8 laptop.

    Read carefully and follow the instructions - don't just follow the pictures - and it will work like a dream.

     

    I have never been able to get Bonjour working on Win 8 although it was working on Win 7 until last week when I installed all the lastest updates and then . . . ZILCH! Prints would spool but not print.

     

    This method is quicker for printer too rather than using Bonjour.

  • Lydiacip Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 14, 2013 8:34 AM (in response to PommetteInSpain)

    Thank you PommetteInSpain!  This worked like a charm!  After months of struggling with this problem, I can finally print from my Windows 8 laptop to my printer, which is plugged into Airport Extreme.  Wonderful.  Now, do I dare uninstall Bonjour?  I would assume yes,  but am so fearful of messing up what it took me so long to fix!!

  • PommetteInSpain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 14, 2013 6:34 PM (in response to Lydiacip)

    Lydiacip - glad to be of service

    You should be able to uninstall Bonjour with no problem. I deleted it from my Windows8 laptop and it seems fine,

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