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How to print from Mac to printer hosted by a vista machine running OneCare? RRS feed

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  • Hi, how do I print from a Macbook to a printer (HP LaserJet 5P) hosted by a vista ultimate machine running onecare?  when I turn off the onecare firewall it works fine, but when it's turned on printing doesn't work.

     

    thanks,

     

    jon

     

     

    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 2:29 PM

Answers

  • I moved your post to the firewall forum as this isn't a Printer Sharing issue with the OneCare sharing feature.

     

    Try this:

    Open OneCare.

    Click Change Settings

    On the firewall tab, click configure firewall

    If the network is shown as Public, click Change Location to change it to "Home or Work."

    Click the Advanced Settings button

    Click Network connections tab.

    If there are multiple active connections shown, you may need to disable them in your Windows network connections settings. (Network and Sharing Center, manage connections, in Vista; Right click My Network Places and select Properties on the Start menu in XP)

    On the Ports and Protocols tab, add a check mark next to File and Printer Sharing - for subnet and Internet if the first setting alone (after all of the above are verified) does not allow Sharing to work.

    If all of the above fail, please contact support.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

     

    -steve

     

    Thursday, March 27, 2008 12:50 AM
    Moderator