Wireless Printing problems Vista to 10.3.9 Mac to Brother Printer
I have the same problem as the guy below except reverse.
I have a Mac 10.3.9 with Brother HL-1850 connected Via usb hub. The local wireless network is thru Netopia. My 10.5 mac will print fine wirelessly. However, my toshiba Vista will not. I have tried every page on the internet. Some things seem to work, but nothing gets the computer to print. This should not be so hard!!!!!!!!!!!
I have a MacBook and HP Desktop running Vista. I'd like to be able to share the printer attached to the Vista desktop so I can print from the MacBook wirelessly - if possible. Despite turning on printer sharing in Vista, I can't seem to get the Mac to find the printer (or the desktop) at all. I have an HP Officejet 6210xi and my router is a D-Link DI-524. Any help would be great.
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I have a wireless Mac ,version osX.4.11. I have a Colorsmart HP Priner 4100. I have created documents in IWorks Pages. I can not print directly. I have to save the doc as a PDF email, email to myself, go to Safari, then the printer will print. What am I doing wrong?????
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As the Laserjet 1020 not officially supported by the OS, you will need to download and install the HP Printer Drivers 2.11 package which include the Laserjet 1022 drivers, those should allow you printing using your device.
Install the package by following the Download below:
After completing the installation go to System Preferences ' Print & Scan and click the Plus sign,
Select the listed printer and click the Print Using drop-down.
Click Select Printer Software and then select the Laserjet 1022 which should be available now.
Complete adding the printer and try printing now.
Try printing to PDF and then printing the PDFs to the iP6000D. Make sure you're using the most recent drivers from Canon instead of Apple's. For what it's worth this problem was noted with CUPS drivers on that generation of iP Pixmas both in OS X and Linux. Given the age and the fact the most recent driver's designed for Snow Leopard, it might be time to move on to a newer printer.
Try completely removing everything to do wiith the printer,from the computer...software,drivers and make sure the yellow folder,found in program files that was there for the printer is gone,if not,delete it,the restart the computer.Unplug the printer from the computer,then install the cd for the printer again,restart the computer after that is done.When the computer is all booted up,plug in the printer and let windows load all the drivers..it will let you know when its done.Then try your printing again.That should fix it.If not,please feel free to get back to me:)...good luck
Hi, try to reset the print system as the apple article below:
SummaryWith Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 or later, Printer Setup Utility includes a Reset Printing System feature, a troubleshooting function that you might want to use after you try all other printing troubleshooting steps. Important: This feature should only be used as a "last resort" for troubleshooting a printing issue.
Products AffectedMac OS Printing/Fax (any version)
What does Reset Printing System do?
Deletes all printer queues and jobs.
Resets all printer settings to their default by deleting configuration files.
Performs a permissions check on the /tmp directory.
Any devices that previously appeared in your Printer List and Fax List will need to be added again after resetting the printing system.
Resetting the printing system in Mac OS X 10.5.x
To use the Reset Printing System feature in Mac OS X 10.5.x, follow these steps:
Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu.
Choose Print & Fax from the View menu.
Control-click on list of printers on the left side of the window, then choose "Reset printing system" from the contextual menu. If you don't see a list of printers, Control-click on the text "Click + to add a printer or fax" and select "Reset printing system..."
As an alternative, if you currently have one or more printers listed, you can Option-click the "-" (Remove printer) button.
Resetting the printing system in Mac OS X 10.4.xTo use the Reset Printing System feature in Mac OS X 10.4.x, follow these steps:
In the Finder, choose Utilities from the Go menu.
Open Printer Setup Utility.
From the Printer Setup Utility menu, choose Reset Printing System.
Additional InformationTip: If Printer Setup Utility won't open at all (possibly due to your printing issue), you can try to access the Reset Printing System feature directly by holding down the Option key while opening Printer Setup Utility.
I believe your brother printer uses one driver for fax/scan and another driver for printing. It might seem like you haven't installed the printer driver, only the fax/scan driver. You should find the driver file and the instruction on this brother.com page:
PS: the driver linked to above is for os 10.4. You might want to search for a different version if you have a newer/older OS.
If the link doesn't work, search for the driver from brother.com's site and download and install the driver by following their 12 points instruction. Good luck!
This is old, but I will post my solution for anyone else who might be having this problem.
In Mac OS 10.5: Go to System Preferences under the "apple logo" menu. Then select the "Print & Fax" module. Select your printer from the list on the left, and then click the "Open Print Queue…" button. Select the job(s) you want to cancel, and click the Delete button.
In older Mac OS 10: Go to the Utilities folder in your Applications folder, and open the "Printer Setup Utility". Double click your printer in the list. Then it is the same as above: select the job(s) you want to cancel, and click the Delete button.
Just to recap - This is the problem: Printer is hooked up to Vista PC and I'm trying to print from my MacBook Pro with Leopard.
Before doing this, be sure to check that the exceptions on your firewall are set to enable "File and Printer Sharing".
1) Go to the Vista PC as the administrator user and find the Network and Sharing Center in your Control Panel. 2) You want to turn on everything under Sharing and Discovery EXCEPT for Password protected sharing. 3) You can now close this screen and go to Printers (also in the Control Panel) 4) Find the printer you want to share, and right-click. 5) Click "Sharing" 6) You want to enable this printer to be shared on the network. 7) Click Apply and OK. 8) Go to your Mac and install the software for your printer driver on the mac. If you don't have the software, you can search the website of the vendor (aka HP, Lexmark, Samsung) to find the driver that is right for you. 9) If you allowed sharing correctly, you can go to finder and see that the vista computer will be in your sidebar. 10) Close the finder window and open up System Preferences. Select Print and Fax. 11) In the toolbar, you'll find an option for "Windows". Click it. 12) The workgroup from the Vista PC should show up. Click it and follow the hiearchy down to the printer. 13) At this point, you'll probably be prompted to use put in your mac password. Do that. 14) Seach for your newly installed printer driver in the popup window (matches up with the make and model of your printer). Hit continue and follow the directions.
15) If all goes well, then happy printing. :) If not, I would download Network Magic.
I just put this up because I just figured it out after 4 hours... and it's FREE. :)