MacBook Pro & wireless print server

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bdemarco, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. bdemarco macrumors newbie

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    New with Macs (longtime Windows convert)
    my home network consists of Linksys WRT54G wireless Router; Iomega network hard drive; Dlink DPR1260 wireless print server; Brother HL5140 printer, Epson RX680 printer, numerous windows pcs, all connected wirelessly.

    I can finally get my new MacBook Pro to "see" the folders on my network hard drive (smb://192.168.1.100) and a windows pc(smb://192.168.1.101). Wasn't as easy as it has been suggested.

    I cannot figure out how to set up my MBP to print from either of my two printers which are connected by USB cables to my wireless print server (192.168.1.10). Using Finder/GO/ConnecttoServer, I cannot connect to print server (either http:// or smb://).

    When I go to add a printer through System Preferences/Print&Fax, I have no idea what to put in Type, Device, URL, etc.

    Can someone please walk me through the process of adding these printers.

    Thanks
     
  2. bdemarco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    in Print & Fax add (+), select IP > HP Jetdirect, enter print server IP and port number of first printer, but nothing else.
    192.168.1.10:9100
    then choose model (driver)
    for second printer::)
    192.168.1.10:9101
    (the :9101 is printer port 2, :9102 is port 3, etc)

    Following day so pulling out my hair and much internet research (and a cold shoulder from Apple Support), a reply to my similar post on Macosx forum provided the help.
     

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