Linksys 4port USB Print Server & Hp Photosmart 8250 & OSX driver

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by divedeepfl305, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. divedeepfl305 macrumors newbie

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    Well I came here because I know you guys can help me out.

    Heres my dilemma I bought a 4port Linksys Usb print server to hook up my USB Photosmart 8250 to it and it sees it and all in Windows and in OS X but I cant seem to find the right driver for it. I installed it fine thru USB and the driver is installed in my mac but where? Or does the USB driver that is supplied with the CD doesn't work in this config?

    If anyone is having the similiar problem or can tell me where I can get a print driver that works I will appreciate it.
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    Two kinds of drivers on OS X - Carbon & CUPS. Except for Brother, all manufacturers of non-postscript printers provide Carbon drivers and limit the driver to just what they want - mostly USB only.

    You need to look for a CUPS driver:
    http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/macosx
    http://www.printfab.net
    http://www.openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=HP-PhotoSmart_8200

    Make sure you use the right queue name (probably L1, L2, L3 or P1, P2, P3) in Printer Setup with the LPD or IPP protocols. (Find this in the Manual)
     
  3. divedeepfl305 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the help

    Finally got it working I appreciate all the help~~
     

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