Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2008
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    3
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro
    Need help adding a network printer
    Hi. Hope this is the right place to post this...

    I am having problems adding a network printer and need some advice.

    I have a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.4
    It's wired to a Linksys router (BEFSR41 v3)
    Also on that router I have a D-Link printer server (DP-300U)
    Attached to the printer server on LPT2 is my old pal an HP 6P

    The printer server is talking to the printer because I can get it to send a test page to the printer using its web browser config IP address. Obviously the router is talking to the printer server because I can access the server via the network. Problem is that I cannot figure out how to add a printer on my computer such that it will work properly. When ever I print the print job just hangs.

    I have tried
    1) selecting the printer from the Default Browser trying (a) AppleTalk (b) Bonjour and (c) selecting "More Printers" (using HP IP printing and manually specifying the IP address) but it does not locate the printer server
    2) selecting IP Printer using each of the 3 protocols, providing the address and queue
    ... but none of this gets my printer working.

    Oh yeah Apple Care can't/won't assist because there are too many 3rd party boxes between the MacBook and the printer.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks.
    Ross.

  2. #2

    Chilbear's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 14, 2007
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    574
    Specs:
    2xiMac24 w Parallels 6 (1x White, 1x Aluminum), iPhone 3GS with iOS5
    Is the HP 6P network capable - why not hang it off the router - mine is with a fixed IP. You have cascading "routers" and it is confused unless the HP 6P is controlled by the Server. What function does the Server perform for the HP 6P?

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2008
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    3
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro
    no the printer is not network ready itself.

  4. #4

    Chilbear's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 14, 2007
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    574
    Specs:
    2xiMac24 w Parallels 6 (1x White, 1x Aluminum), iPhone 3GS with iOS5
    It looks from the Dlink site it has an Appletalk interface and IP. Check the settings on the box. How about setting up the "printer" to be the IP of the Dlink? The Printer server is suppose to be emulating the printer attached - probably there is a piece of software to install. Try reading the specs here
    http://support.dlink.com/emulators/dp300u/tools.htm

    http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=166

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2008
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    3
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro
    Success! I had to set the queue simply to "LPT1" and then install a driver from Gutenprint (formerly Gimp Print) and select that when adding the printer.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. adding network printer to iMac
    By scubasad in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-10-2012, 09:54 AM
  2. adding a network printer between mac and pc
    By Greyspot Design in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-27-2008, 04:08 PM
  3. Adding a printer on a wireless network.
    By mark.spiro in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-15-2007, 06:53 PM
  4. Adding a printer
    By sajewi in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-24-2007, 09:33 AM
  5. Help adding network printer
    By coreymcl in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-17-2005, 05:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •