2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2007 5:08 PM by stevevegas
oldbird06 Level 1 (0 points)
Have a new iMac. Have HP C6180 All-in-One printer hooked to iMac via USB cable. iMac is hard-connected to LinkSys wireless router via Ethernet cable. Have two VAIO PC laptops. Before iMac, I had PC connected to router and printer the same way I've connected the iMac. My problem: iMac can print; my two PC laptops can't see the printer or my iMac. I have iMac set to "printer Sharing," "Personal File Sharing," and "Windows Sharing," but the PC laptops can't "see" the iMac or print to the HP C6180 printer hooked to the iMac. Didn't have any problem sharing files or printers wirelessly when all my computers were PC. Can anyone give me some help?

iMac 24 inch A1200, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Sony VAIO laptops (2), LinkSys wireless router
  • Kris Palmer Level 1 (5 points)
    According to the specs on the C6180 it has built-in wireless networking. Can you set it up wireless through your router instead of USB through your iMac? I have an HP6940 that is wired to my Linksys router. My iMac, my powerbook, and a PC desktop all quickly picked it up through the wirless network.

    Following link to HP Support may be of assistance.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00721497&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en &product=1153494&rule=198&lang=en

    17" 2.0 iMac Core 2 Duo, 2 gig ram   Mac OS X (10.4.8)   Also running: 800 MHz Sawtooth, 266 MHz Wallstreet
  • stevevegas Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a similar problem but in reverse. My Belkin wireless router/print server is USB connected to my HP a365 Pavilion running Windows XP. I have another Windows (running Windows 2000) computer in the house. The third computer is my iMac. All 3 computers have the appropriate Belkin Windows or Belkin Mac wireless software installed.

    The Belkin router has one USB output that runs directly to a Lexmark E-310 Printer. The other printer, an HP Photosmart 3210, is hooked up to the same Belkin wireless router via network port via cat5. The HP printer has Bonjour capability.

    Here is where it gets interesting. I can print to the Lexmark from the wired HP computer and wirelessly from the other Windows computer, no problem. I can print from the iMac wirelessly to the HP 3210, no problem. What I can't do is print from the Mac to the Lexmark (I get a "No response from the Lexmark" message) and I cannot print from the Windows computers to the HP 3210 even though one Windows computer is hooked up to the Belkin router by wire!

    What is going on here?