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Old 04-21-2005, 03:55 AM   #1
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Brother MFC printing through D-link port


Here i have a Brother MFC9180 printer which is connected to the network via a D-link DI704-P dialup modem/print server.

From Brother website, it says that this model supports only LPR priting, but not method. I downloaded the respective driver, and configure the /etc/printcap to be like this:

Linux09:/home/staff# cat /etc/printcap
MFC9180:\
:mx=0:\
:sd=/var/spool/lpd/MFC9180:\
:sh:\
:rm=192.168.1.100\
:rp=lp\
:if=/usr/local/Brother/lpd/filterMFC9180:
Linux09:/home/staff#

where 192.168.1.100 is the address of the Dlink DI704-P print server.
However, there is just no response on the computer, while the machine side says the printing command has been sent.

I have tried various why to get it working. but it simply does not work.

Could you suggest any means i can figure out this problem? Is that because the protocol problem? as i know this Dlink device is configured as to be used under Windows, because under windows pc, my collegue just uses "dlink LPT port' to do the print.
 
  


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