I have a MacBook running on Mac OSX Snow Leopard. I have tried connecting to a network that has a printer and although my computer is connected, I cannot send anything to the printer. All my friend’s laptops are working fine, I have counterchecked their settings with mine, and nothing seems to be wrong. What could be the cause of this problem? Is there a way that I can solve it?
If you cannot send anything to the printer. So you set up your windows properly and input your printer cable and again put the printer, then your problem is solved. If your problem not solved so go to your nearest it canter or engineer then show him and tell him the details. I think your problem solved.
Like with a Windows PC, a Mac computer can always connect to a network or local area network by simply connecting a network cable to its network port and connecting the other end of the cable to the network hub or to a Wi-Fi router. But connecting to a network printer or a printer shared across the network, you need to do a little configuration on your machine.
You have to share the printer on your computer just like how it is done in Microsoft Windows. Now, to access a shared printer on your computer, click the “Apple” menu then go to “System Preferences” and then “Printers and Scanners”. Before doing this, make sure your Mac is connected to the network where the printer is connected and shared.
Next, click the plus button (+) at the bottom and select “Add Printer or Scanner”.
On the next screen, click the “Windows” tab then select the workgroup where the printer is shared and then select the computer who is sharing the printer. After this, select the printer and then add it to your system. It will appear like any other local printer.