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My printserver won't work at all..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by deep-blu, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. deep-blu

    deep-blu LI Guru Member

    Hi to all, kind of a newbie here so i would apologize this might be too uninteresting but my head has been aching finding a way to work this out..
    Here's my story goes... i had a new Linksys printserver (PSUS4), and i attached it to my home network consisting of one wireless router (WRT54G) and and an 8 port switch. I have 4 workstations, 3 of which are mac and one is windows and an inkjet printer (Epson Stylus Photo 1290)..


    I have my printserver set-up first on my windows based pc since linksys only have driver for windows which was included in the package. At first attempt on running the set-up wirzard it was perfectly fine and had my test print successful. the problem is i dunno how to set it up with my mac.. can anybody help me out this thing... :confused:
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    I'm not familiar with either PSUS4 and MAC OS, but do you see the printer or print server being listed?

    Lesson 2: Plug In and Print, Mac 101

    Is there a way to add a printer by its IP address on a Mac?

    PS. You should start a new topic instead.
  3. deep-blu

    deep-blu LI Guru Member

    yeah i know that MAC OS has built-in software for many printers, with that point.. there would be no problem with the printer driver. I had purchase a printserver so i can connect my usb printer to my network eliminating the need to dedicate a PC to print sharing chores. Using a PrintServer frees up your “print share PC” so you don't have to leave it on all the time.

    With the linksys printserver set-up, you'll to have both the printer driver as well as the printserver driver...
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Exactly, otherwise you wouldn't be needing a print server. Unfortunately, Linksys is not known for being MAC friendly when it comes to software and driver support.

    Do you know if you can add a printer or print server on a MAC by IP address? All I can see according to Lesson 2: Plug In and Print, Mac 101 above is the method by which the user browse for a network printer using its shared printer name.
  5. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    This setup is possible i know, but you might have issues with the status manager giving you ink levels (which isnt too bad if you just want it to print)

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