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Old 10-24-2004, 08:10 PM   #1
ctucker10
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USB printing via Airport Express base station


I currently have the following network hardware setup:

- D-Link DWL-G520 Wireless PCI adapter (H/W version B2)
- Apple Airport Express(AX) 802.11b/g base station (with USB print port and music streaming via iTunes)
- DSL PPPoE Internet connection via an Alcatel SpeedTouch Home modem

Although it wasn't easy -- I'm a linux newbie, less than a month into it -- I finally have the network setup working great.

I'm also a Mac OS X user. With my Powerbook, I use an Airport Extreme wireless card in conjunction with the AX to connect to the Internet. I use the print port on the AX with a Brother HL-1440 USB laser printer. On the Mac the printer is configured as a "Rendezvous" printer. Wireless printing...works fine, lasts a long time in Mac OS X. My question is, how do I make it work in linux?

The basics on my linux setup:

- Fedora Core release 1 (Yarrow)
- Kernel 2.4.22-1.2174.nptl

By the way, the printer works fine when directly connected to one of the linux box USB ports. I was able to configure it with the Print Manager utility. It, unlike many other tasks, was easy.

Can you point me in the right direction?
 
Old 10-30-2004, 02:12 PM   #2
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Configuring this printer was accomplished via the GNOME Print Manager:

- I gave the printer a name and short description
- Selected a Queue Type of "Networked JetDirect" with Printer: 10.0.1.1 (default IP address of Airport Express base station) and Port: 9100 (default for this type of queue)
- Selected the print driver appropriate for my printer
-Then printed a test page

This was all surprisingly simple. I made it much more difficult than it should have been.

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