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Clint B. Calculating status...
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Jul 3, 2009 5:46 PM
Is there a way to get Bonjour 1.0.6 to work with Windows 7? I have a printer shared from my iBook G4 which is accessible from Windows Vista clients, but not Windows 7.

Thanks in advance.
 MacBook 3,1 (Late 2007), Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 160GB HDD
  • Kasim Niazi Calculating status...
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    Jul 5, 2009 3:54 PM (in response to Clint B.)
    I am having the same problem, any help woul be greatly appreciated.

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    Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • jsundin Calculating status...
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    Jul 5, 2009 8:20 PM (in response to Kasim Niazi)
    I am also trying to get it to work. It worked under the beta of Windows 7, but it is not working under the current RC1 version.

    I have drive sharing working, but not printer sharing. I'll post something here if I get it working.

    Jeff
    imac, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Also have PC running Win7 and XP Pro
  • jsundin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 5, 2009 9:25 PM (in response to Clint B.)
    I got it working (in may case). I have a printer connect via USB on the Airport Extreme. I tried to install Bonjour initially from the download, but them just decided to download the file to my disk and run it from there. I removed it via the control panel and reinstalled. Then, I ran the BonJour Printer Wizard from my desktop. I did have to download current printer drivers from HP first and install those, after which, Bonjour's wizard then let me choose the printer and the right drivers. So, it now works again.

    You might want to check if the wizard is installed on your desktop. If not, go into the control panel and remove software, and remove Bonjour and start over.

    Hope it works out for you. I now have XP Pro, Win 7 and Apple Leopard all sharing the same printers.

    Jeff
    imac, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Also have PC running Win7 and XP Pro
  • KSheehan Calculating status...
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    Jul 30, 2009 8:20 PM (in response to Clint B.)
    I actually got the 64-Bit version of Bonjour (1.0.6)to work with 64-Bit Windows 7. The problem I'm having is that when I print, the last page that I'm printing gets about half-way through printing before the printing hangs. This does not happen when printing via Bonjour on my Macbook Pro with 10.5 nor did it happen on my Windows XP 32-bit system prior to the upgrade to Windows 7. My printer is connected to an Airport Express 802.11g unit.

    If any one has any suggestions on how I can get the Windows 7 configurations to reliably print, I'm more than willing to try anything.

    Thanks!
    AMD X2 7750 PC, Other OS
  • datacan Calculating status...
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    Aug 2, 2009 2:59 PM (in response to Clint B.)
    Hi, latest Bonjour works!
    All U have to do is find your local IP address listed in network internet access. I use an Airport Extreme so my local gateway ip is 10.0.1.1
    1. Download and install latest Bonjour.
    2. Open Bonjour and install your printer (U may have to find or download the drivers (drivers for Vista work just fine)).
    3. Go to Control panel (Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers).
    Find the printer Bonjour just installed, right click on printer and choose printer properties.
    4. Find the "Ports" tab and click it.
    5. Look down and U will see IP_local.9100 or something like that. Select it and click on "Configure Port".
    6. "Printer Name or IP Address" box erase it and put 10.0.1.1 (if your wireless router is airport extreme).
    7. If U are using a different router I suggest U invest in an airport extreme, in my experience these are solid perfomers.
    8. ENJOY

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    Message was edited by: datacan
    Imac, Macbook Pro, DIY Gaming PC, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Snoop Dogg Level 4 Level 4 (1,265 points)
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    Aug 2, 2009 6:22 PM (in response to datacan)
    datacan, can you help me figure out why your Bonjour was failing.

    Can you open a DOS Console window and type the following command exactly as shown and post the results.

    dns-sd -B pdl-datastream.tcp
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • datacan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 2, 2009 8:44 PM (in response to Snoop Dogg)
    Hi, Snoop Dog.
    My post refers to Mickeysoft winvista7. Command prompt is not recognizing "dns-sd" as a command of any kind, after all this is windows.
    I did find a page, maybe it helps:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=I7TNdUszuhIC&pg=PA63&lpg=PA63&dq=dns-sd-Bpdl-datastream._tcp&source=bl&ots=Oh6DA2io9u&sig=ZNv-VTe-Msx1yY1uCXrAX4pXy5o&hl= en&ei=mlp2SpflLZCEtgeCt9mWCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2#v=onepage&q= dns-sd%20-B%20_pdl-datastream.tcp&f=false

    Good luck.

    Message was edited by: datacan
    Imac, Macbook Pro, DIY Gaming PC, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Win7x64 (vista SP3)
  • Mark Kaiman Level 2 Level 2 (250 points)
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    Oct 25, 2009 9:29 AM (in response to datacan)
    Thank you for that solution. My Windows 7 setup works fine with Bonjour now. That was one obscure fix! Apple should do more to make AirPort users aware of it.
    ThinkPad T400s, Windows Vista
  • ntlwhsle Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2009 11:12 AM (in response to Clint B.)
    Hi All..

    I cant get bonjour to work properly with Win 7. I have tried all the things on this thread but my print spooler service keeps stopping.

    hopefully apple fixes this soon!
    Iphone, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Eng.Comp.Guy Calculating status...
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    Oct 30, 2009 12:23 AM (in response to Clint B.)
    I found a solution for this problem. Using Windows 7 I use a my old hard drive with bonjour wizard software to install a printer share with Airport Extreme.

    Fred V.
    MacBook (Black)
  • john kwoka Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2009 4:12 PM (in response to datacan)
    Thank You Kindly.

    Your fix worked with Win 7 Home Edition, Bonjour 1.0.6, 500MB Time Capsule.

    Regards,

    John
  • David Safir Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)
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    Dec 6, 2009 3:01 PM (in response to datacan)
    Hello datacan: Wow, what a huge fix this was. I have an Airport Extreme running at home with an Epson C88 as the network printer. We print from a few Macbooks and my wife's older Dell XP without any problem. I bought my wife a new HP laptop running Windows 7 (her work software requires windows). Installed Bonjour and newest drivers from Espon. I have learned to hook up the printer via USB first and get it to recognize, then go to Bonjour. Bonjour recognized the printer, installed it etc. but would not print to it. I did your fix, put in the Extreme IP of 10.0.1.1 and voila!!! Works. Thanks. Boy that is what I call a deep fix.
    iMac G5 20 inch, 2.16 black Macbook, iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Gitano1 Calculating status...
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    Dec 7, 2009 5:01 PM (in response to David Safir)
    Definitely the fix. I got the 1.06 version of Bonjour, attached my HP printer to the computer with a USB cord. Windows 7 found the drivers. Then I used Bonjour to locate the printer on the home wireless network. Thank you for the info. I was getting a touch frustrated since the system had worked perfectly under XP.
    Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • kokana Calculating status...
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    Jan 6, 2010 8:46 PM (in response to datacan)
    Thank you datacan! That worked perfectly for me. Easy once you know the trick. I spent an hour trying to get the stupid printer installed this morning. I just had to delete all of the printer copies that I had erroneously created and then tried your fix and it worked like a charm. Many thanks!
    Windows 7
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