setting up a windows printer over wireless network on a MAC

By cola6598
May 27, 2007
  1. I am very new to the MAC world and I always heard how easy Mac's were but so far I don't find them that easy.

    I have a Windows network MSHOME.
    I have a Windows XP computer "David" that has a printer.
    I have a brand-new Mac Powerbook.

    I want the Mac to use the printer on "David".

    I have setup file and print sharing on the "David". The printer is shared.

    I go to the MAC.
    I "add a printer"
    I pick "more printers"
    I go to "Network Neighbourhood"
    I click on "MSHome"
    I clcik on "David"

    A box comes up and aaks me for a user anme and passowrd. I am now stumped. I try Janet and Janet's password - (my Mac username) - no avail.

    Any thought's?


  2. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Posts: 224

    Janet's password is the administrator password on David?
    Right click on Computer ---> Manage ---> Local Users and Groups ----> Users ---> Right Click on Administrator ----> Set Password (leave it blank or reset it)

    See if it work,
  3. cola6598

    cola6598 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I'll try that - Thanks!!
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