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    Unhappy Networking OS X.5 with Vista and wireless printing through network from my macbook.
    Dear All,

    I must first apologize as I am new to this site after having a PC all my life & building them, I decided to switch to a MAC.
    Now I have just bought a Mackbook running OS X.5 and have successful been able to network and file sharing on both my wireless G netgear router to a Vista desktop and notebook. I can see both and access files as I choose. My only proble which I have looked at on the net for answers is how to get my mackbook to print wireless. I also got a HP Photosmart C440 which is fully mac compliant. However all that I have tried doesn't work..

    can anyone assist or point me to a thread which work.

    thansk again
    Nick

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    What have you tried so far?
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    I have tried the below please see the link:
    Printer Sharing - Vista Printer Sharing With Mac OS X 10.5, still doesn't work. I have also tried: On the Vista PC
    1. From Windows Vista Control Panel
    2. Select "Programs and Features" pane
    3. Click "Turn Windows Features on or off"
    4. Turn on the LPD protocol.
    5. Ensure printer(s) are shared

    On the Mac
    1. Start Applications/Utilities/Printer Setup Utility
    2. Hold down the "Option" key and click the "More Printers" button
    3. From the top menu select "Advanced"
    4. From the "Device:" field select "LPD/LPR Host or Printer"
    5. In the "Device URL:" lpd://VistaPCName/PrinterShareName
    6. Click the "Add" button

    then I even tried this:
    I am running OS 10.5.6 and was still having issues after trying everything above. After spending way too much time I finally got it to work by doing the following:

    1.) Add the advanced tab in the printer utility as described in above post
    2.) In "type" box, select Windows
    3.) In "URL" box, type smb://VistaPCName/PrinterShareName
    4.) In "Location" box, type lpd://VistaPCName/PrinterShareName
    5.) Select your printer from listing in "Print Using" drop down box
    6.) Click "Add" Button

    Still no luck, I even went as far as loading the printer drivers on the mac and connected the printer via usb directly to the mac book...that worked fine....
    but for network printing....still no luck....

    thanks for any advicce you can offer...

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    What I'm getting at is, at what point does it fail? Can you actually see the shared printer when you browse the network for printers?
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    nopes cannot see the printer at all.
    i can see the drivers for the printer but no printers show up when seraching for a printer

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    It sounds like the Mac just can't see the shared device for some reason. One easy fix might be to install Bonjour on the Vista machine that has the printer shared from it. This should "advertise" the availability of the shared resource on your network and ease the process of connecting to it. If you want to try doing this, you can find Bonjour for Windows here:

    Apple - Downloads - Windows - Bonjour for Windows 1.0.6
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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