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TC & Bonjour - Mac & PC network

942 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2008 6:23 AM by Henry B. RSS
tdownerd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 24, 2008 7:03 PM
First off, I'm new to the mac world so my first question is... the marketing on Time Capsule seems to be way ahead of the release, is this typical for Apple or could it be they want to make sure Bonjour is fixed and actually works with Vista PC?

I'm having a nightmare with my iMac and PC laptop w/ Vista home network not being able to print and I'm hoping TC will solve this...but if Bonjour isn't fixed for Vista I'm guessing I'll be right back where I am now...

TD
iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2), Dell Laptop with Vista Home
  • Henry B. Level 9 Level 9 (78,690 points)
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    Feb 24, 2008 10:26 PM (in response to tdownerd)
    The reason for the long period of time between product announcement and product release for Time Capsule was probably nothing more than Apple wanting to make use of the early publicity generated by Macworld 2008.

    There is nothing wrong with how Bonjour works with Windows Vista, so there isn't anything Apple needs to "fix".

    If you are having problems with getting printing to work (with a printer connected to the Base Station), the most likely cause for the problem is that you are trying to use a printer that simply won't work properly when connected in such a manner. There are many printer makes/models that don't work, because the printer's hardware and/or the drivers provided by the printer manufacturer don't support it. If you can't get a printer to work with an existing Base Station, then it is all but guaranteed it won't work with the Time Capsule either.
  • Michael Paine Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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    Feb 25, 2008 12:34 AM (in response to tdownerd)
    See the "unofficial" printer/airport tips at
    http://tech.ifelix.net/1013.html
    It covers printing from Mac and Windows
    iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Henry B. Level 9 Level 9 (78,690 points)
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    Feb 25, 2008 6:23 AM (in response to tdownerd)
    What exactly is the problem you are having with Bonjour? Is it that the PC is unable to "see" the printer connected to the Base Station? Or have you been able to set it up but print jobs don't seem to get sent, or if they do they don't get printed out?

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