I almost hate to publish this question:
The standard http://localhost:631
comes back with an error msg that the site cannot be found. Using Mandriva 2009. Looked at firewall and enabled CUPS, enabled port 631/tcp, and made certain that the CUPS software was installed. Browser works fine for anything else. Using a WPA controlled access and, as said, can get anywhere, anytime, but no CUPS.
This must be my error, but where? No trouble doing this in other distributions such as openSUSE 11.1, PCLinux, standard .deb and rpm. distros using same machine and hardware.
Does this ring a bell with anyone?