Airport: Printing problem

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by toebs, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. toebs macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2008
    I cant get my HP 1020 printer to print via aiport extreme base station.
    I can print if i plug it directly into my comp USB port.

    Airport recognises the printer, and i can install it via printer preferences.

    I use OSX leopard.
    I have the newest airport.
    I have tryed on both my MBP unibody, my iBook G4, and my dekstop PC.

    I am pretty computer savvy, but can't make this work.

    Pardon my rusty english, its not my native.

    I hope some one can help me :)
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2007
  3. toebs thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Thanks im not to sure its drivers thou, since it doenst work on my windows machine either.

    If i plug the printer into the airport with a short USB cable, it works.
    If i use a longer like 5-6meter USB cable it doenst work, soo looks like the problem might be in the long cable.

    I know that USB is only specified to 5meters, but i can detect the printer even with the 5-6 meter cable, and since its selfpowered i think its strange.

    Think a powered hub might help?
  4. toebs thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Hmm when trying to print form comp with the 6 meters cable its no problem.
    When pluggin printer into airport and trying to print, it doesnt work.

    Can the airport USB port be weak compared to that of my desktop?

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