10.5 and printer on WinXP

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in macOS edited January 2014
Hi,



I am an ex Windows user that finally saw the light, and bought a Mac with the latest OSX 10.5

My wife still belongs to the dark side and her computer runs XP. Our printer is connected via USB to her computer. I have tried to find out how to setup so that I can print from my Mac onto the printer through her computer. I am on a wireless network and file sharing is working fine. I googled the printer subject, but the only tutorials I found were outdated. Also, the printer I am trying to install is not in the default drivers preinstalled or available on OSX. The printer is a Canon MF4150.



Could anybody point me to an updated tutorial or help me do this ?



Thank you very much.



Serge

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by serhito View Post


    ... Our printer is connected via USB to her computer. I have tried to find out how to setup so that I can print from my Mac onto the printer through her computer. I am on a wireless network and file sharing is working fine. I googled the printer subject, but the only tutorials I found were outdated. Also, the printer I am trying to install is not in the default drivers preinstalled or available on OSX. The printer is a Canon MF4150.



    ...



    Assuming that your printer is the Canon imageCLASS MF4150, then it is supported by Canon for a USB connection to your Mac. However, you need a CUPS driver. Neither GutenPrint nor Linuxprinting.org supports it. You must share the printer as a generic PostScript [or LaserWriter] printer from Windows. To print from your Mac, you will use your wife's Windows computer as your print server.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr. Me View Post


    Assuming that your printer is the Canon imageCLASS MF4150, then it is supported by Canon for a USB connection to your Mac. However, you need a CUPS driver. Neither GutenPrint nor Linuxprinting.org supports it. You must share the printer as a generic PostScript [or LaserWriter] printer from Windows. To print from your Mac, you will use your wife's Windows computer as your print server.



    Thank you very much for your answer.



    I confirm that this is the printer (Canon MF4150). I appreciate your help, but I must admit that I wouldn't know how to do what you just described. I am fairly new with Mac. I don't know what a CUPS driver is and don't know what you mean by generic PostScript printer.



    Can you be a bit more specific, or do you know a good online tutorial ?



    Thanks for your help.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    except the printer is an HP Deskjet 932C (and there is a Guten-whatever driver for it) connected to the Windows XP. Ironically, I could print on it from the Tiger OS but the connection disappeared when I installed Leopard.



    Any help appreciated.



    Hi, Serhito. Should I have posted this as a new thread?



    maybewise
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