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Old 07-21-2005, 04:21 PM   #1
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How can I share my printer with Windows machines?

My Canon bubblejet works just fine locally. However, I need to make it available on my network for my Windows laptop (work machine). I enabled sharing using the Gnome option (System->Administration->Printing) and allowed access by anyone. However, my Windows XP laptop cannot find it.

I have no firewalls running and I installed support for Unix print servers on the Windows machine...

Any and all help will be appreciated!

Old 07-21-2005, 05:18 PM   #2
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The easiest way is to use Samba to share the printer, that way it'll appear as a network printer when you browse the network through Windows' network neighbourhood.

You can set it all up through the app

Of course - you'll have to have the samba server installed. If you haven't you'll have to install it of your CD/DVD or download it.


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