Solved

macintosh to windows printing

Posted on 2002-07-18
5
319 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Okay, I think all I need is a driver, but you all may know more than me, so here goes.
 
I have a powerbook 540c running OS 8.1.
 
Now, I have an HP 550c DeskJet printer on a win2k network.  

I can connect my powerbook through the 2k box to get on the net, so I know that there is something going on there.


So, where can I get a mac driver for the HP 550c DeskJet (not DeskWriter)?

Also, what else will I need to make this happen?

Please don't say Dave, because I don't have $150 burning a hole in my pocket, and this is really not necessary, capice?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Phriend
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
ID: 7163837
With such an old OS your options are a bit limited. Dave functionality is built into OS X. The mac drivers can be found on the HP website or http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=7254&db=mac.
Without Dave youre going to have to install print services for macintosh on the PC which is nothing short of a pain in the rump. Also check www.macwindows.com.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Phriend
ID: 7164259
No dice
that's for a DeskWriter, not the DeskJet
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
weed earned 150 total points
ID: 7165098
Aparrently the deskjet 550c is one of those anorexic inbred printers which only supports windows. Why they choose to make printers that are platform specific (when its actually easier to make them platform ambiguous) is beyond me but thats the way they did it.
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Airport Extreme port open 24 139
Cannot re-install OS X on a 2008 Mac desktop 17 121
Mac OSX can't search on smb  via finder 10 102
iPhone 7 64GB 5 103
This article describes in detail how to set up the iPad in the Enterprise using iPCU aka iPhone Configuration Utility.  This could also be used for the iPhone although I have not detailed out any differences. Preparation as an iPad Administrator:…
Set up iPhone and iPad email signatures to always send in high-quality HTML with this step-by step guide.
This tutorial gives a high-level tour of the interface of Marketo (a marketing automation tool to help businesses track and engage prospective customers and drive them to purchase). You will see the main areas including Marketing Activities, Design …
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

27 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now