Help: How to connect a Laserwriter 4/600 PS to OS X?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by crassusad44, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2001

    I have a problem connecting an old Laserwriter 4/600 PS to a PowerBook running 10.3.7. The Laserwriter is hooked up to an AsanteTalk ethernet brigde with an ethernetcable going directly into my PowerBook. Apples printersupport page says the 4/600 PS, but I can't find the printer in Print Center whenever I try to add it. AppleTalk is active on the ethernet port (I'm also using AirPort Express). Both the PWR and LI ligths on the Asante are lit up when connected. Could something be wrong with my set up, or do I need extra software? Can somebody help me?
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Could it be possible you need a cross-over ethernet cable?

    The newer PowerBooks have an auto switching (correct phrase?) ethernet port, so no cross-over is needed, but maybe your PowerBook doesn't have this feature..?

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