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The Bad Guy
06-15-2010, 01:01 PM
I'm having an awful pain in the ass time getting my PC printer to work with my Mac on my network.

I have a Canon Pixma MX850 series printer that is directly connected to my windows computer. I've enabled sharing on my printer options on the PC. I downloaded drivers onto my Mac, it recognizes the printer, but when I go to print, nothing happens.

I have no idea what the hell to do.

Anyone have any trouble with this as a Mac user?

Thanks in advance.

06-15-2010, 02:10 PM
What OSes are in play here?

Have you configured the same network name on both?

Follow this, it might help: http://macs.about.com/od/macwindows/ss/sharewinprinter.htm

The Bad Guy
06-16-2010, 12:57 PM
No such luck. Canon says it won't work networked, but i had it networked previously on another router.

This is frustrating.