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    Sharing Printer between iMac and MacBook issues
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    Sharing Printer between iMac and MacBook issues
    ive got an intel imac and macbook, and a HP Photosmart C3180 printer hooked up to my imac. ive searched and tried everything people have done, and cant seem to get my macbook to print.

    printer sharing is on, drivers on the macbook, gone through the printer set up, the C3180 is listed as my default printer, etc. when im in word or whatever, i hit print, nothing comes out, i check the printer log and it says

    status: printing microsoft word-document 1

    unable to look up host "imac.local"- unknown host
    connecting to imac.local on port 631....

    any body done anything like this? ive read threads about people print through the iMacs that were connected to the printer... help?


    17" 1.86 mhz iMac Core Duo, 13" 1.86 mhz Core Duo MacBook, 60 gig video iPod (black), 4GB iPhone

    www.ryanlukewagner.com

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    Sharing Printer between iMac and MacBook issues

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    G'day AnatomOfARyan,

    Do you have AppleTalk set to 'active' ??

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    Sharing Printer between iMac and MacBook issues
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    i have that exact setup...but it works....ok so connect ur printer to ur airport and then set up a new printer on both computers, and select HP and then like Gimp beta v2 or w/e...it worked for me
    iMac Aluminum 20" 2.4 ghz 2gb RAM 300gb HD
    iMac 20" Core2duo 2gb 250gb
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    Powermac G4 dual 450

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    Sharing Printer between iMac and MacBook issues
    AnatomyOfARyan's Avatar
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    appletalk set to active.. still no dice.

    narf, what is gimp beta?


    17" 1.86 mhz iMac Core Duo, 13" 1.86 mhz Core Duo MacBook, 60 gig video iPod (black), 4GB iPhone

    www.ryanlukewagner.com

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