Any chance of getting an HP6210 all-in-1 working on new Airport Extreme?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by srexy, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. srexy macrumors 6502a

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    Just received my new 802.11n Airport Extreme and it's fantastic! No problems w/setup and it picked up my OWC EHDD w/2 drives - one partitioned to HFS/Fat32 - w/no problems. It's printing fine to a Canon i960 and my HP 6210 but I can't for the life of me get the fax/scanner working on this all-in-1 (the HP). I've downloaded the Mac software from HP but it just doesn't pick up the printer despite some kind of Hp "printer utility" finding the printer on the IP address that the Airport Extreme is using.

    Am I just SOL because OSX doesn't have a Bonjour driver for the fax/scanner? And before you all tell me to check gimp print there's no driver for the 6210. There are some linux drivers but I have no idea what to do with them.

    Any help greatly appreciated!
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Fax/scanners are notorious for not working with wireless routers.
     
  3. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    Right! Bonjour and OS X airport software have "port redirection" built-in to allow USB print output to be redirected to the Extreme Base. Apple hasn't allowed any other drivers to communicate that way.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107418
    (second paragraph)
     

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