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    jra0500
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    Printing to windows printer
    I have a canon i860 photo printer which is attached to my windows pc and shared on my network. Of course I want to print to it from my new iBook through the network.

    I have installed the driver from Canon and the iBook sees the printer through the USB port. Unfortunately I want to print through the network, so off to the printer config utility I go. I choose windows printer, browse to the PC, and highlight the share canoni860, but the printer model does not show up in the printer list.

    Being a long time windows users I immediately thought to select "other" and navigate to the .DMG file, but all I found was a Package file I used to install the software to the USB Port.

    Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

    Jeffrey R. Anderson

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    Printing to windows printer

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    Is the printer set to share on the windows computer?

    Should be able to right click on it and go to either Sharing or Preferences which should have a sharing tab
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    jra0500
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    printing
    Yes, the PC is sharing the printer, and my Windows Notebook can print to it just fine. I can actually SEE the printer, but the driver for the canon i860 does not appear in the printer model list. I know the printer driver is installed because if I plug the printer in to the USB port it works fine. When I choose add printer I can see the pinwheel with a status saying "searching for new drivers", but I can't see that it ever finds the i860 driver.

    Jeffrey R. Anderson

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    gesteves
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    Quote Originally Posted by jra0500
    Yes, the PC is sharing the printer, and my Windows Notebook can print to it just fine. I can actually SEE the printer, but the driver for the canon i860 does not appear in the printer model list. I know the printer driver is installed because if I plug the printer in to the USB port it works fine. When I choose add printer I can see the pinwheel with a status saying "searching for new drivers", but I can't see that it ever finds the i860 driver.

    Jeffrey R. Anderson
    I had the same problem with my Epson C63 and I solved it by downloading the latest gimp-print drivers from http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php3

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    jra0500
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    Windows Printing
    Quote Originally Posted by gesteves
    I had the same problem with my Epson C63 and I solved it by downloading the latest gimp-print drivers from http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php3

    Actually I already tried this, but gimp-print does not support my printer. This is truely torture, because the darn driver is in there somewhere laughing at me! I have an entry in my printer list for it and it would work if I wanted to use USB, but that is not exactly convenient.

    Jeffrey R. Anderson

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