USR5461 print server + Epson CX700F setup

rgo772

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 2, 2007
3
0
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
 

gsahli

macrumors 6502a
Jun 1, 2007
641
17
Chicago
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.)