I have a small network at home, but am having problems getting the printing thing done. Basically, here is my network:
Computer A - Windows XP Media Center (my brother-in-law's); physically connected to DI-624 802.11g wireless router and cable modem
Computer B - my desktop (ActLinux); dualboot Windows XP Pro/Fedora Core 3; equipped with Belkin F3D7000 802.11g wireless NIC; also physically connected to HP OfficeJet 7031xi printer
Computer C - my laptop (ThinkLinux); dualboot Windows XP Pro/Fedora Core 3; equipped with D-Link DWL G650 wireless NIC
All of the computers share internet access through the DI-624 router, and all have internet connectivity. My Linux LAN is only between my desktop and laptop, as my brother-in-law has no interest in learning Linux. I will therefore limit the remainder of this discussion to my Linux LAN.
I have successfully networked the computers together using SSH, after opening port 22 via Firestarter only for the IP in question. Next, I opened port 631 for the IP corresponding to the appropriate computer so that CUPS can work. Next, I attempted to add a printer using the http://localhost:631/admin
option. The problem I have is probably the location portion. I don't have a physical connection between the laptop and the desktop, so I decided to try the IPP method. My printer is located at: /dev/usb/lp0 on my desktop (ActLinux). This is the URI I used:
(substituting ActLinux for the IP address)
When I attempted to print a test page, I got the following error message:
"Unable to get printer status (client-error-forbidden)!"
Does anyone know a solution to my problem, or can anyone please point me in the right direction to solve this problem? You assistance will be greatly appreciated. In the interim, I can simply use scp to copy the files from my laptop to my desktop and print from there. It would be nice to print from my laptop in Linux like I do under Windows.
Mahalo in advance for your replies,