Tiger: Network postscript printer not working?

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  1. micsaund macrumors 6502

    micsaund

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I did a format and fresh install of Tiger on my PB15 and most things seem to be working OK - until now.

    I have a Dell 1600n network printer (PostScript3). I set the printer up in Tiger using the "Bonjour" magic and things seem to be fine. However, when I try to print (from Mail in this case), the queue monitor opens and then after a couple of seconds, sets to "stopped". I hit "Start" and again, a couple seconds go-by and then it sets to Stopped.

    This printer was working flawlessly before the Tiger install -- I configured it the same magical way and it "just worked" (I was very impressed).

    Anyway, I opened the console and I'm getting messages which may(not) be relevant:

    No log handling enabled - turning on stderr logging
    snmpInk: Unknown host (1600n.local.)

    Maybe the lpr queue is getting incorrectly set for a hostname that does not exist? Any ideas or inklings on how to fix this? I chose this printer because of the generic PostScript network interface and like I said, it was functioning flawlessly under Panther (and the Tiger install is all that's changed).

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. micsaund thread starter macrumors 6502

    micsaund

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    #2
    I solved this issue a while back and somebody just queried me as they having the same issue. Here is my reply to them in the hopes that maybe others will find it useful:
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    I did eventually solve the issue. It turned-out to be the same
    problem I was having viewing my Slingbox over the wireless.

    In my router, running the Sveasoft firmware, there is a setting
    called "Filter Internet NAT Redirection (loopback)". I had to
    enable that setting and then all of the "automagic"/broadcast
    type services on my network started working.

    You might check to see if you have a similar setting you can
    fiddle with on your wireless router (assuming that you're using
    a wireless setup).
    ---

    Mike
     

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