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Old 01-13-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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setting up HP printer plugged into Belkin router USB port


I am running Debian Linux on an old HP laptop.
I have an HP PSC 1410v printer plugged into a USB port on my Belkin wireless router. On windows 7 this combination works very well using the Belkin Management software that came with the router.
I would also like to print to this printer from my Linux machine.

If anyone can help me with getting this to work would be appreciated.

I do have cups installed and hplip (both current versions).
 
Old 01-13-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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does the printer get an IP from the router?
 
Old 01-13-2012, 09:54 PM   #3
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you wont need cups unless your gonna share the printer with other linux boxes.If you just wanna install the printer

install :
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yum -y install system-config-printer
Go to administration on your linux and just add the printer by following the instructions.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 07:53 AM   #4
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A quick google didn't find much help. It appears from the manual that the router supports lpr so there is a good chance it might work. Some experimentation might be required... Try lpr://router_ip_address or lpr://router_ip_address/porta.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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Thank you for all the replies:
Quote:
does the printer get an IP from the router?
It does not get an IP address from the router (that would be to simple)

After installing yum I ran
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yum -y install system-config-printer
but system-config-printer was not found.
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No package system-config-printer available.
a little confused by the last one:
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A quick google didn't find much help. It appears from the manual that the router supports lpr so there is a good chance it might work. Some experimentation might be required... Try lpr://router_ip_address or lpr://router_ip_address/porta.
do I just type the lpr://router_ip_address? I did a man on lpr and that did not look like an option to that command.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 07:07 PM   #6
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OK I tried the lpr command:
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raygo@debbie:~$ sudo lpr://192.168.2.0
sudo: lpr://192.168.2.0: command not found
and that is the results
 
Old 01-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #7
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Do,then paste the results if you get anything here :

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yum search system-config-printer
 
Old 01-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #8
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Aside to cbtshare: OP is using Debian. Debian does not do Yum.

OP, if you have the hplip GUI tool installed, try using that to discover the printer. The command to start it, if it's not on your menu, is hp-toolbox.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 08:47 PM   #9
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oh, completely missed that.My bad
 
Old 01-14-2012, 09:17 PM   #10
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oh, completely missed that.My bad
(grin) No worries. Like I haven't missed things in my eagerness to reply to a post!
 
Old 01-14-2012, 10:23 PM   #11
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I guess I left out a few details...
The url I posted is what you would enter into cups. Its setup web page is localhost:631.
 
Old 01-15-2012, 01:50 PM   #12
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Installed hplip-gui (had hplip but not the gui interface) and ran hp-toolbox. Still could not get the printer to work, It could not find the printer no matter what options I for a networked printer. I am going to go to the Belkin site and see if they have anything that might help me. I think I need their linux version of the Belkin management software (if such an animal exists) because even in windows you have to setup the printer using their software (can't just add it using windows) to get it to work correctly.
Once again thank you for all the suggestions and help.

If I find a solution I will post it here.
 
Old 01-15-2012, 07:01 PM   #13
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Belkin and HP Printer

You could just join the workgroup on your windows box using Samba.

You could then share out the printer from Windows. Most printers shared from Windows box will work and you don't need to worry about what Linux is doing.

Not a real Linux solution but if your pressed to make it work that'll do the trick.
 
Old 01-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #14
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OK Belkin was no help (we do not support LINUX). So now I just need to figure samba out.
 
Old 01-16-2012, 08:03 PM   #15
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When you get Samba running, you can use the smbclient command to see how the computer is perceiving the printer. The first time I connected to a shared Windows printer, I found it invaluable, because it gave me a big jump forward on what to enter into CUPS.

Here's a good description of smbclient.
 
  


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