Originally Posted by Rodville
I have mostly a pc network and one iBook. I have a printer set up on one pc that I share on my home network. Is there any way for the iBook to use that printer as well?
iBook details: 300mhz G3 clamshell running OSX and with 288mb ram and a 20gig hard drive
I am using Tiger OSX printing over an Airport to my Windows PC network to which my Brother 1450 is attached. (before Tiger Panther) never had any problems. Belkin54 access point on a NEC Pentium runnning MS XP.
From your postings it seem that you can not access/see from the MAC other PC's on your wireless Windows PC network ?. If this is correct you should first connect to the PC network and insure that you are able to access shared files on the network. The next step would then be to setup the printer on your Windows PC to be used by the MAC.
You need to insure that Airport can 'see' your wireless network. ( click on the fanshaped icon on the finder bar.
This should show (i) That Airport is 'on' (if not turn it on)
(ii) You should also see the name of your PC wireless access point. ( for example belkin54g).
(iii) You should also see an 'open internet connect' option. If you click on that you will see the name of the network you are (hopefully) connected to and a signal strength bar. Verify that it is satisfactory strength.
Next goto the sidebar and click on network. There should be a folder named the same as your PC network 'workgroup' this maybe 'MSHOME" or what ever you called it when you created your PC network.
Probably there will not be!
Open the Directory Access program in your Applications --> Utilities click the padlock and sign in as Administator. Type the workgroup name (possibly .. MS HOME) in the SMB/CIFS Authentication screen. If this all goes ok you should start to see the workgroup on the Network. You should be then start accessing 'shared' folders on your Windows PC from the MAC (above) . From then on widows printing setup should be straightforward. HTH