I'm struggling to share a printer that is connected to my windows 8 machine with a other ubuntu linux machines. It keeps on asking me the username and password to connect to the windows 8 machine. Even the same thing when browsing the network normally in home folder. I've tried all possible usernames and passwords, but no success. Please assist, I've checked all possible settings like sharing the printer and switching on printer file sharing support and also switched off passwords and still no success. I've also tried various ways and settings in gadmin samba in ubuntu and also no success. I don't know if I'm missing something or overlooking something. what else can I do? Please help.
Making printer visible on Windows PC by connecting it to Ubuntu one:
Connect the printer on Ubuntu PC (with static IP); Open web-browser on Windows PC and type