Sharing Printers between Mac & Windows7
Posted on 2011-03-22
I have a home network with a printer connected directly to a Windows 7 machine, via usb. On that same network is a Mac, running Snow Leopard. I want to share this printer with the Mac, wirelessly. The Windows 7 machine has Norton Internet Security running on it. I can ping the machines, both ways. Sharing for the printer is turned on for the PC. The workgroups are the same on both computers.
The problem is that I can not share the printer. In fact, from the Mac, I can't see anything on the Windows7 machine, not even the shared folders. I am using the correct passwords when I try to share, but I'm not seeing anything on the Windows 7 machine. Both machines are able to get on the internet, no problem.
I have done this several times before between a Mac and Windows XP.