I posted this under Hardware category of this forum. But I think this it fits better in networking category, So I reposted it here. Sorry about the duplication!
In my office, we have a Windows XP machine serves as file server and there's a SHARP AR158S printer connect to it. All of my co-workers use printer through the net work. I'm the only person usign Debian. I set up the samba and did the configuration and be able to see the shared folders using smb://server/. By the way the printer is shared on the LAN.
I'm using KDE. I went to Control Center->peripherals->printer. There are 2 options for network printer. One is network
printer(TCP). Another is newwork printer w/Ipp(IPP/HTTP)
In both options I entered smb://server/ppp(my windows XP working
printer name) as printer address and In the subnetwork field I input
192.168.1. after that I hit scan but it tells me:
"you are about to scan a subnet(192.168.1.*)that does not correspond
to current subnet of this computer (127.0.0.*) .Do you want to scan
the specified subnet anyway?"
In addition, I tried the following:
LIJIANG:/home/lover# lpadmin -p serverPrinter -h 192.168.1.14 -i -v smb://server/ppp -P /root/ppp.ppd
lpadmin -d serberPrinter
lpadmin: Unable to connect to server: Connection timed out
LIJIANG:/home/lover# enable serberPrinter
bash: enable: serberPrinter: not a shell builtin
LIJIANG:/home/lover# accept serberPrinter
accept: Operation failed: client-error-not-found
LIJIANG:/home/lover# lpadmin -d serberPrinter
lpadmin: set-default failed: client-error-not-found
It seems that my debian network configuration is wrong? Can any of you
help me on this please?