Connect Mac 10.6 to Windows XP Home and shared printer
Posted on 2011-02-22
I am trying to get a new MacBook Pro connected to a Windows XP Home PC that has a shared printer installed on it (the Windows PC). The printer is an Epson NX400 and I can print from other PC's connected to the same router.
On the Mac, when I go into Finder, I see the PC but it says "Connection Failed" . When I try to add the Windows Shared Printer to the Mac, I see my Workgroup name and then the PC name. When I click on the PC name, it prompts me for a user name and password. I enter the user name with no password (because there is not one set up on the PC). The printer does not show up in the third panel on the Mac "Add Printer" dialog box and I'm returned to the Print & Fax Window.