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Printer Woes! Please Help


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I just bought a Mac Mini. This Mac is connected via a wire to a router. The router is also connected via cable to a PC that my secretary uses. The PC is connected to a Panasonic printer (DP-150FX). She prints from the PC using that printer. Before I got my Mini I was using a PC and I had entered some IP address (a long time ago) and I was able to print from my PC. Now that I have the Mini instead of the PC I am not able to print. I called Apple Care and they informed me that there is no Mac driver for that printer. I tried using the 2 generic drivers that the system comes with but it didn't work.
Is there any way possible creative solution to allow me to print from my Mini?
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It would have to be a postscript printer or one that can use opensource drivers, other wise no drivers, no print.(GDI Print Driver for UF-490/790/890/990, DP-135/150, DP-1810/2010 and DP-2000/2500/3000, compatible with Windows 9x/Me/NT4/2000/XP.) You would have to use a PC as a printer server or run windows on the Mac.
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How would I use the PC as a printer server?
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There is some guidance here ....
How to Use a Printer Attached to a Windows XP Computer in Mac OS X

I haven't tried this myself, and I hope it helps.

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