Wireless Print Server

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dmachine, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. dmachine macrumors member

    dmachine

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    I have a Linksys wireless print server connected to my USB printer and I want to be able to print to it from my PowerBook. When I go to the printer setup utility it finds the printer and I can add it but it wont allow me to print anyting. My printer is a HP PSC1350. I am able to print to it from mt Windows laptop. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    If you can see the printer and add it, it should work. Did you install the OS X software for the printer on the PowerBook? You have to select the printer model from the drop-down box.
     
  3. dmachine thread starter macrumors member

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    The printer isnt listed in the drop down menu.
     
  4. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    Bingo! There's your problem. Use the CD for the printer and install the software for OS X. If it's not on the CD, check HP's website for the drivers. If HP has nothing, you can try Gimp print drivers and try to find one that works. The printer *has* to be listed in the available printer models in order for it to work. Failing that, there has to be a compatible generic printer...which is largely trial and error with newer printers.
     
  5. dmachine thread starter macrumors member

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    I have the drivers on my PB because I print to it using USB and I used the CD that came with the printer to install them.
     
  6. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    It has to be in the list, then. Your PowerBook couldn't print to it even over USB if it didn't know the model.
     

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