USR5461 print server + Epson CX700F setup

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rgo772, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. rgo772 macrumors newbie

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    Sep 2, 2007
    #1
    Hello all,

    I am having a problem getting my iMac to connect to my printer connected to a print server. I am very new to OS X. The printer works from my windows computer. Neither computer is connected directly to the wireless router. I use the print server to connect. My printer is at 192.168.2.1:1631/printers/My_Printer.

    My Hardware:
    USR5461 router w/print server
    Epson CX7000F
    Imac 10.4.10

    printer setup question: (Is the information below correct)
    Protocol: IPP
    Address: 192.168.2.1:1631
    Queue: (blank)

    Name: Epson
    Location: Blank
    Print Using: Generic PostScript Printer

    I hope this will help.
    Thanks to all that reply
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

    gsahli

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    #2
    You've done some good research that really helps! (You'd be surprised how many people fail to read the info available.)

    You have two issues - driver and print server setup. Your Epson-provided driver was written to support USB ONLY. You'll need to use a third-party CUPS driver. Try Guten print first (may have to use a "similar" model driver):
    http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/macosx

    Your print server uses IPP (that's the protocol), but the port number :)1631) is non-standard (supposed to be :631), so you can't Add the printer the easy IPP way.

    Here's what to do -
    open Printer Setup & delete previous setup.
    Click Add.
    hold down the option key and click More Printers.
    Find and select Advanced from the bottom of the first pull-down menu.
    select internet printing via IPP.
    enter the URI (close to what you originally tried):
    ipp://192.168.2.1:1631/printers/My_Printer
    select model and finish up.
    (I'm assuing here that you found the queue name My_Printer somewhere in the documentation - the name in that position of the URI is the queue name.)
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    USA
    #3
    The Linux Foundation claims that the Epson Stylus CX7000F is supported by Gutenprint. The Gutenprint package contains excellent documentation for CUPS which you should read.
     

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