Have you tried the updated drivers from samsung.com. The Samsung webpage is really messed up, someplaces it does even list the ml-1710. Just type 1710 in the search box on www.samsung.com
-- the newest drivers were released in Oct. I have the same printer, however, I can only get the printer to work on my home LAN if it is connect to a RedHat 8 machine. My server was working fine then I decide to try Fedora on it - now I have to re-install 8.0 and try to get it to print again. Painful.