USR5461 print server + Epson CX700F setup

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

  1. rgo772 macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2007
    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

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

    printer setup question: (Is the information below correct)
    Protocol: IPP
    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


    Jun 1, 2007
    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):

    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):
    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


    Jul 17, 2002
    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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