how does your mac communicate to the Lexmark?
via AppleTalk? or via TCP/IP?
if via TCP/IP then the win2k machine should see it, but if not (i.e. you mac prints via appletalk), download DAVE 4 for OS X, www.thursby.com and it allows you to share the printer over a TCP/IP network.
obviously you already have tcp/ip setup since you share a router
the download is a time limited full working demo
i use it in many situations and it is easy to install
4. share Lexmark printer via Mac using DAVE Sharing System Pref.
one more thing, you will need to setup your win2k pc to print via postscript, check the Lexmark website OR Win 2K may already have the driver in its database of drivers
total time, including beer break, 20 minutes, tops.
i know many of you hear/read me talking/typing about DAVE but it works, is simple to install and is easy for clients to maintain.
If you load up your CUPS interface on your PowerMac in a web broswer and type in this URl : http://127.0.0.1:631/
you will be able to get to the internal workings of the CUPS engine that runs the print centre now.
You can also do it in the print centre with a little tweaking. If you click on the "option" key while you select the "add" button from the print centre, you will give given an "advanced" option from the pop up menu....use it!
For more on Windows 2000 USB. networking and getting them to all work in harmony, see this link here
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dang it! i have tried every method posted and every little workaround on mac os x hints but still, nothing. i think there must be something wrong with my configuration. oh well, kinda sucks i guess.... thanks anyways!!
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