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Old 03-19-2006, 12:26 PM   #1
Epeescott
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Cannot install a network printer, that is connected directly to the network.


I have a Windows network that is connected to a Linksys 4 port wireless router.

My OKI Color Laser (C5150n) is connected directly to the router, not to a computer and shared.

How can I get my new Linux box (Fedora Core 4, 2.6.11 - 1.1369_FC4) to find this printer?


Thanks!

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Old 03-19-2006, 03:41 PM   #2
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You can print to it via IPP, or set up a print server to direct requests to it.

How do your Windows machine connect to the printer?
 
Old 03-19-2006, 05:04 PM   #3
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You can print to it via IPP, or set up a print server to direct requests to it.

How do your Windows machine connect to the printer?

They have OKI software installed on them to 'map' the IP for the printer.

It is similar to the HP JetDirect (which has its own install setup in Fedora) but you can only select an HP printer if you use that install.

Can you explain what you mean?

Thanks!
 
Old 03-19-2006, 09:31 PM   #4
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IPP = internet printing protocol. You should be able to print to the IP basically (as it seems your windows machines are doing). Get the IP of the printer and the port that it uses and you can direct CUPS to print to it like that.

As for the print server idea, bad idea in this case.
 
  


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