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I have run into a problem.
I use my macbook at work and need to use the windows sever printer.
Any one out there that can help me out?

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I have run into a problem.
I use my macbook at work and need to use the windows sever printer.
Any one out there that can help me out?
Sure. Can you be a little more descriptive of the problem, or is it just that you need a tutorial on how to connect to a printer hosted by a Windows print server?

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Ok let me expand a bit.

I am using my macbook at work.
I am on the network, I can access my email and the internet.
At my shop we have a brother DCP 8040 unit to which I would like to be able to print on.

So I need to know what steps I need to do to be able to print.
I don't really know much of anything about network, as I never have needed to use them.

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You didn't mention what version of Mac OS X you were running, so assuming that you have Tiger, first download and install the driver from here. If you have Leopard, my bet is that you already have the driver installed.

This printer has its own built in print server, so assuming it's not being shared from a Windows print server, all you need to do is this (excerpted from the printer manual):

1 Turn the power of the printer ON.
2 Open the Applications folder.
3 Open the Utilities folder.
4 Open the Print Center Icon.
5 Click the Add Printer button.
6 Select LPR Printers using IP.
7 Enter the TCP/IP address of the printer into the LPR Printer's
Address box.
8 If you are not using the default Queue enter the Queue name
you are using.
9 From the Printer Model pull-down list select your model.
10 Click Add and the printer will be available from the Printer List.

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You didn't mention what version of Mac OS X you were running, so assuming that you have Tiger, first download and install the driver from here. If you have Leopard, my bet is that you already have the driver installed.

This printer has its own built in print server, so assuming it's not being shared from a Windows print server, all you need to do is this (excerpted from the printer manual):

1 Turn the power of the printer ON.
2 Open the Applications folder.
3 Open the Utilities folder.
4 Open the Print Center Icon.
5 Click the Add Printer button.
6 Select LPR Printers using IP.
7 Enter the TCP/IP address of the printer into the LPR Printer's
Address box.
8 If you are not using the default Queue enter the Queue name
you are using.
9 From the Printer Model pull-down list select your model.
10 Click Add and the printer will be available from the Printer List.


Thanks I was thinking this is what was required.

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On my list of options for printers I don't see any where a line for "LPR" I do see a "LPD" is this what I should be looking for?

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On my list of options for printers I don't see any where a line for "LPR" I do see a "LPD" is this what I should be looking for?
Yes, LPR and LPD are essentially the same thing.

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Ok I have an bit more information to help explain.

The the office is a windows network.
The printer is a usb printer hooked up to 1 computer that all the windows machines send documents to print off.
And so the window machines all share that printer.

I can't seem to "Share" to use that printer.

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What version of Mac OS do you use?

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See these instructions:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.h...en/mh1785.html

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