June 27th, 2008, 11:29 AM #1
Cant Find Printer Please Help
Alright, I'm getting stressed.
I have my mac os X 10.5.3 running wirelessly in my office.
I run a shared printer off of a windows machine.
I can not seem to find my printer when I try to add one.
I keep getting prompted for my password, I enter it. It does nothing.
I have two other desktops running using this shared printer just fine.
I don't understand why I can't find the printer.
June 27th, 2008, 06:10 PM #2
If you need help with a peripheral, then you should state which specific model you have. In the case of your printer, which brand and model printer do you have?
As it is, there is no way to know if you have any kind of print driver for your printer. Be that as it may, you cannot use a vendor-supplied USB print driver for a networked connection. However, you have a couple of options.
You should download and install the CUPS driver for your printer. There are numerous other posts on this forum that will give you the links. Just search on CUPS. Windows allows you to share your printer as a PostScript (LaserWriter) printer. You may then use your Windows computer as a print server to access the printer via IP-printing or SMB-printing from any OS including MacOS X that supports these protocols.