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accessing vista shared printer from mac

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  1. me34543

    me34543 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I am sharing a canon mf4350d printer installed on a vista home premium edition computer. I am trying to access it on an imac using osx 10.6.8. Below are the steps I have taken so far:

    1. On vista machine in the control panel I have checked off the "share this printer" box in the printers properties.

    2. In the registry of the Vista machine I have changed the value of lmcompatibilitylevel from 3 to 1 and then rebooted.

    3. On the Imac in system preferences I opened "Print and Fax" and clicked "+" to add a printer.

    4. I clicked on the "IP" button and set the "Protocol" to "Line Printer Daemon - LPD"; in the "Address" field I entered the IP address of the vista machine; In the "Print Using" I set to "Generic PCL Laser Printer".

    When I try and print it can't connect to the printer and it does not print. Any help in solving this would be appreciated

    Thanks!
     
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    On the Vista did you turn on printer sharing? Did you configure any non-Windows firewall for the desired access?

    Vista refuses to file share unless at least one user account is password protected. Don't know if that is needed for printer sharing.
     
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    Thank you for the response.

    1. Printer Sharing is turned on in Vista

    2. Non-windows firewall is set so that it should allow for printer sharing

    3. One or more user accounts is password protected - the mac user account is password protected and I am also currently able to access files in a folder shared on the vista machine through the mac. The problem is strictly in sharing the vista connected printer.
     
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    As I know nothing about MACs, I cannot help. Sorry. Sounds like the Vista side is OK.
     
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