I have a printer shared on a WinXP Pro machine. Call it \\host\laserjet. I have 10.2.8 with all of the updates and it can access shared folders on the XP machine, but it can't print. I found something on Google that said to download a program called gimp print. I did that and install the printer as follows: 1) OPTION click "add" in print center 2) pick advanced on the 1st dropdown 3) "Windows Printer via SAMBA" for Device 4) "Device URI" specified like: smb://host/laserjet smb://username: [email protected] smb://workgroup; [email protected] smb://macshortname: [email protected] (I'm not really putting a space after the : and ;. I just did here to keep it from turning into a smiley. host=name of the XP machine, laserjet=name of shared printer, workgroup=WinXP's workgroup name I'm able to add the printer but when I try to use it, it says "unable to contact samba host, will retry in 60 seconds" I'm using the same username and password that I used to connect to the shared folder on the XP machine. I even added my Mac short name and password to my XP machine and tried that. I also tried using the XP machine's IP address in place of its host name. Same deal.