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i have a mac book my parents and siblings use a windows pc
there is a wireless network set up and i have enabled file and printer sharing on the PC. the printer is connected via USB to the PC
i cannot get my macbook to find the printer though. the printer software is also
installed on both computers i dont know if that means anything.
suggestions?
i have been able to comnnect to my PC and dads lap top via the wireless network as well
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is it (the printer itself) shared on the PC? IIRC enabling file and print sharing only makes sharing possible, it does not perform it.

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it is shared. i clicked on printers and faxes. then the printer icon. then share this printer. switched option to share and set the printer share name
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Ok, then second question.. does the PC had a firewall enabled? Both Vista and XP (after sp2) do by default

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it should yeah
can it be configured to allow whatever i need to connect to the printer without shutting it off and leaving the PC less secure
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Try turning it off, then see if you can connect to the printer. If that works, then start configuring to allow printing... which I can't help you with. Everything at home is behind a hardware firewall so I don't use software ones.

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