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Networking help
« on: September 15, 2007, 01:21:00 pm »
My family just moved, and I'm trying to set-up a network.  We have a PC running Windows XP and an Ibook with OSX.  Our ISP is SBC (AT&T), we have a wireless modem.  I've been able to get the Ibook and the PC to connect to the internet.  My problem now is trying to set up our printer to do remote jobs from the laptop.  It's an HP PSC 1500, and I know that it can handle printer sharing.  I've installed the software on both computers, the printer's hooked up to the PC and it will print fine.  My problem is trying to get the laptop to access the printer.  After a lot of screwing around, I finally got the laptop to recognize the printer.  The problem is that when I go to print, it either doesn't respond, or starts printing out pages and pages of jargon, and only stops when it runs out of paper or I turn it off.  I've never had this problem before, but at our old house I never bothered to try and set-up the printer-sharing.  This is seriously starting to piss me off, I had this (explicit paragraph) thing trained!!! Please don't recommend Linux, to get around this whole everything Microsoft and Apple sucks, I've argued that to my mom for years.  If anyone has any ideas on what I should do, tell em.  Even if you don't know exactly what I should do, any ideas could get my mind geared towards it.
Thanks for anything anyone can do.
(I also posted this on UTI)
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