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    Unable to share windows printer...Help!

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    Unable to share windows printer...Help!
    Greetings,

    I am trying to share a printer connected to my Windows Vista operating system over our home network with my Macbook. I have been working on this for 2 days and have been quite unsuccessful. I hooked the printer directly up to my Macbook and was able to only print test pages and nothing else. I imagine there is some communication error. I have installed and uninstalled the drivers for lexmark and it still is not working. The printer does print from my PC just fine. Can someone please help me with this...I am willing to start this all over again...I dont know if I missed anything. All my firewalls are down, but I do believe it is something on Macs side.

    Tracie

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    Unable to share windows printer...Help!
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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Know all about the frustration with Lexmark printers which are not really supported on Macs despite what their techs and web site states. Apple did release some Lexmark drivers in the past week or two and it will help us search for drivers Tracie if you would advise the model Lexmark you are using.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Unable to share windows printer...Help!

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    The printer I am trying to connect to is a Lexmark X2600.

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    Unable to share windows printer...Help!
    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Last Lexmark listed driver is for Leopard so you can give it a try:-


    Download Lexmark X2600 Driver 1.0.8 Free - OS X driver which allows your Mac to interface with an all-in-one Lexmark X2600 device - Softpedia

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD MACKEEPER by error.

    Lexmark advises the model is discontinued so they will not release any further updates.

    And here is one I found for Snow Leopard from another source:-


    http://driverscollection.com/?H=X260...0OS%20X%2010.6
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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