Cant get Mac Book to share Windows 10 printer

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  1. Posts : 6
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    Cant get Mac Book to share Windows 10 printer


    Hello -

    Been tearin' my hair out a little on this one, have scoured the net and posted on a couple Mac forums to no avail.

    PC is a brand new tower running Windows 10 & I love it but I cant seem to get my Mac laptop to connect to the Kodak c310 AIO printer when I hook it up to the new tower. It connects to my old Mac Pro tower easily over the same LAN.

    The LAN is an ether-net using a Linksys 4 port router. The Mac identifies the tower as being on the network and seems to try to print to the Kodak but then just hangs at sending the data. As I said above, it prints fine over the same network to my old Mac tower.

    I have followed all the steps here: http://macs.about.com/od/printershar...-Mac.htm#step1

    Enabled LPD protocol & printer sharing in Windows 10.

    Any advice or suggestions most appreciated thanks for reading!
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  2. Posts : 8,633
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       #2

    You do not have to do any changes other than sharing the printer if directly connected to the Windows machine. Your printer is Wireless Capable. Why do you have it still connected to the Windows Machine by USB if that is the case, instead of connecting the printer to your Wireless Network.

    All that you need to do with your Macbook is tell Mac OS-X to search for a new Network printer. It should find it and then load the drivers and printer info. You have to connect the printer to your wireless network as it states in the manual, which is part of the setup. Connecting to a wireless network
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  4. Posts : 6
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    bro67 said:
    You do not have to do any changes other than sharing the printer if directly connected to the Windows machine. Your printer is Wireless Capable. Why do you have it still connected to the Windows Machine by USB if that is the case, instead of connecting the printer to your Wireless Network.

    All that you need to do with your Macbook is tell Mac OS-X to search for a new Network printer. It should find it and then load the drivers and printer info. You have to connect the printer to your wireless network as it states in the manual, which is part of the setup. Connecting to a wireless network
    Thanks, but the MacBook is on the other side of the house & we try not to do wireless. We get bombarded with ELF rays enough as it is! lol

    There's gotta be something I'm missing, it works flawlessly Mac to Mac over the same network, but whatever it is I'm not doing I sure can't figure it.

    I'm about to go buy an ether-net hub/switch & a USB to ether-net adapter to connect to the Kodak. That would be a little cleaner anyway, since then the PC wont even need to be on to print from the MacBook.
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  5. Posts : 6
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    Well, that didn't work. Neither computer sees the Kodak when its hooked to an ether-net cable and connected to the router. I guess that's on the printer, it doesn't have an ether-net outlet built in so maybe it can't connect to a LAN that way...
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  6. Posts : 8,633
    Mac OS Catalina
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    Cant get Mac Book to share Windows 10 printer


    The Mac Book will see the Printer on the Network, when you have it set up properly. Even with WiFi, the printer needs to connect to the Gateway/Router and get an IP assigned to it by the router. It even states that it is WiFi only on it and in the books.

    Read the manuals I linked. They walk you through the process, which is very simple.

    No one is going to see anything on your Network, as long as you have a proper WPA2 Passphrase set up that keeps it locked down.
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  7. Posts : 8,633
    Mac OS Catalina
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    You do not have to go out and buy anything. Just follow the setps in the book about connecting the printer to WiFi.
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    I have a printer set up via Wi-Fi and only those in the house can use it as it has to have a password put in.
    I know it works because we have tried to connect to router without password and it told us it was security protected
    So as long as you use the password on back of router then it will work Wi-Fi and no outsider will be able to log on
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  9. Posts : 6
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    Thread Starter
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    bro67 said:
    You do not have to go out and buy anything. Just follow the setps in the book about connecting the printer to WiFi.
    But I would have to go out and buy something: a WiFi router. As I said in my first response, we don't want WiFi, its not an option.

    Thanks though!
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  10. Posts : 8,633
    Mac OS Catalina
       #10

    Your only choice is to use WiFi to share the printer, so that you do not have to keep the other printer on, along with the fact that Windows 10 has a serious Networking issue at this moment, which there is no time frame yet, for them to have it fixed.
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