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Printer Sharing Trouble. (Mac to Mac)


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I'm having trouble setting up my machines so I can share a printer. Here's the deal:

-Macbook and PPC Mini both connected to a Belkin Router wirelessly.
-HP PSC 1275 All-in-one printer, connected to the Mini via USB.
-Drivers are installed on both machines.
-The printer is set up as a shared printer, and printer sharing is enabled in both the firewall and shared services pane in the sharing preferences.

The Mini prints fine. The Macbook also prints fine when it's plugged directly into the printer, but not wirelessly.

When I try to print wirelessly from the Macbook, the printer utility opens up, says "Opening printer connection", then nothing happens. It holds the jobs and says "Jobs Stopped".

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

-Nick
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I used to have this same problem, and it was because I had the printer set up through USB before it was used as a shared printer. Go into the Print & Fax pane in System Preferences and delete the printer from the list on the left. Start new and add your printer again. This fixed my problem, hope it will fix yours.

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I used to have this same problem, and it was because I had the printer set up through USB before it was used as a shared printer. Go into the Print & Fax pane in System Preferences and delete the printer from the list on the left. Start new and add your printer again. This fixed my problem, hope it will fix yours.
Thanks for the reply...i'll definitely try that out and report back.

-Nick
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BTW, this worked. I just reinstalled the printer on the Macbook (which was printing wirelessly). Works great!

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