Help with Linksys Print Server, G5, and I850

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by DougJrS, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. DougJrS macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know how to configure the Linksys PPS1UW (http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=37&prid=438) print server to work with a Mac? I have a Canon i850 connected to the print server.

    I downloaded the drivers for the i850 from Canon and then chose that I have an IP printer in the add printer box, but when you go from USB to IP I loose the options to select my i850.

    I have tried the generic printer, but when you hit print it acks like it is printing but nothing come out of the printer. :mad:

    Linksys does not support the Mac side of the print server. I have a bunch of AppleTalk settings in the print server, but still have not clue how to use them.

    On my PC's Linksys has a little utility that add a "vitural" LPT port to the PC to print.

    If the linksys print server will not work what print server do I need that will work with both PC and Mac.


    Thanks,
    Doug :confused:
     
  2. DougJrS thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can anyone help me? Anyone have any idea?

    I can I buy a new print server and get it to work? What brand?

    Thanks,
    Doug
     
  3. Rezet macrumors 6502a

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    Out of curiousity, why do all these people keep buying Linksys things that officially don't support apple and then have a load of problems settings these things up?
    Get a D-Link or a Netgear products.
     
  4. DougJrS thread starter macrumors regular

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    The PC and the Linksys print server came first

    I have owned the linksys print server, router, wap, and hub for about a year. I have owned the G5 for 2 weeks.

    Since the print server has apple talk settings I thought that I could get it to work.

    I started with a dlink printserver, but it really was a problem child.

    Doug
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    How do you expect to use an AppleTalk print server to print to a non-AppleTalk printer?
     
  6. DougJrS thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have only had a Mac for 2 weeks - I have no clue what AppleTalk is. I thought that it was a network protocol to talk to the server. I guess it is some kinds protocol to talk to the printer?

    Why does the printer need to know AppleTalk? My printer does not know about TCP/IP and it still prints over the networt with the Windows PCs.

    Doug
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    AppleTalk is indeed a network protocol. However, non-PostScript AppleTalk printers require drivers that communicate via AppleTalk. A driver for a USB printer would not do that. TCP/IP does not talk to the printer, per se. It talks to the print server. The print server, in turn, talks to the printer in the language that it understands. You could use your printer with your print server if there were a CUPS/GIMP-print driver for it. However, there is no CUPS driver for the Canon i850.
     

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