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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:55 am    Post subject: Print Server? Reply with quote

I just became the owner of a mac mini less then 24 hours ago. My question right now is and I use my Linksys Print Server with my mac mini? And if so please help!!! Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Setting up a Mac to print via a network print server is no easy task.

To set up printing via the print server, follow the advice provided at http://www.efelix.co.uk/tech/1300.html . Although this advice was written for users of the Airport Base Station, the process for setting up printing to your Linksys print server is identical - except that you must first find out the IP address of that print server on your network.

I will point out there may be some limitations to printing on the Mini using the print server. Some have had no problems with printing at all and other haven't been so lucky.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paula,

I have had good success (it was still a lot of work), with the Linksys print server by using CUPS which is built in to OSX. Just go to this address: http://127.0.0.1:631/
Then choose manage printers. The hardest thing will be getting the proper print driver loaded. I have a HP PSC2110v all in one printer hooked up to my print server, and even though I loaded the hpij driver I could never find it in the list when setting it up, so I used another generic driver that was in the list and it worked fine. This is the address that I used:
lpd://192.168.1.110/lk907f9f to tell the mac where to print. Hope this helps.
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