[SOLVED] Samba Config with Windows network printer problems
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Samba Config with Windows network printer problems
I have installed the main Samba configuration file, however, trying to follow the websites that address this issue has not helped this newbie. I need very simple step by step instructions on how to make my Linux (CentOS 6.5) box handshake with my Brother HL-2170W printer. From my research I believe that the older version of CentOS had configuration windows instead of having to - in a sense- program line by line in the main config file. Also, I can see the shared windows files of my other computers on my Linux box, however, I cannot see the shared files of my Linux box using my windows machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I went to the Brother properties - Ports window and checked the Standard TCP/IP Port and clicked the configure tab. Under Port settings dialog I set the Port name to the host name I found on my DHCP Server Modem for the printer client. In the Printer name of IP address I put the IP address i found on my DHCP Server Modem for the printer client.
I have tried to add the Brother printer in the Linux software with System - Administration - Printing and it will not see the printer nor will it print. I have downloaded the Brother HL-2170W-hpijs-pcl5e.ppd driver, however I do not know how to install this driver or use it somehow unless it is for a serial or usb printer?.
I have tried several things and as of yet cannot print a test page or see the printer.
How do I use the "socket://ip_address:9100"
Sorry I know so little about how to do this. I do not have a lot of computer savy I guess.
The OP is trying to setup a network printer. So samba isn't an issue.
When you get to the Select Connection page click on AppSocket/HP JetDirect. Under Hostname enter the IP address of the printer. Then click on the Forward button. Select make / model i.e Brother and HL-2170W. Click forward again and try to print a test page. Hopefully everything works.