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Old 07-18-2005, 12:36 AM   #1
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cups + windows xp

Hi All

I'm sorry to have to ask this question. I've been windows free for a year and a half. But since purchasing a Treo 650, I find that I need to run a computer with windoze xp to use the Palm Sync software.
I have a home network with a cable connection that uses a linksys router. I hated adding a windoze computer to it because it runs so well, but, oh well.
My only problem is with setting up windoze to use the cups printer. it is a hp 2175. I'm running cups on Mandrake 9.2. I've searched google and linux questions but haven't been able to find a step by step instruction to set up windoze xp to use the cups printer. Can anyone help? Linux didn't really help (I really don't blame them LOL).

Any ideas. I know this is the best site to ask this question.

Thanks in advance
Old 07-18-2005, 10:18 AM   #2
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Probably a bit late to ask this, but why don't you try running WINE? It's a layer containing some of the Windows library calls, allowing some Windows programs to work under Linux.
Old 07-18-2005, 10:21 AM   #3
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This doesn't apply to Wireless technologies, so It's better in the Networking Forum

CUPS talks the IPP protocol on port 631 quite well
and M$ does too..

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Old 07-18-2005, 09:22 PM   #4
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Hey guys

Thanks alot for the feedback. Wine doesn't sound like my answer, but thanks anyway.

Peter....sorry i thought the forum was general networking....but then again...i do remember seeing a line on one of my printouts that mentioned port 631, I think it read something to the affect of using a printer address like localhost:631/printers/printer. Windoze xp asks for a printer name and address, i think this is the clue i've been waiting for...i let your know

Thanks Again
Old 07-18-2005, 11:23 PM   #5
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Hi Again All

I hate Windoze..but i have to connect my laptop to my Linux home network. The laptop is running windoze xp pro. I have a linksys router running a DHCP network, cups is running under Mandrake 9.2. Windoze setup is asking for a URL and i've tried everything /printers/hppsc2170 (the printer is a HP 2175) (using ipp)
et al

does anyone know what address xp is asking for?
do i have to load the printer driver into windoze before i try the setup?
it keeps saying that it can't find the printer.

if i didn't have to sync my treo 650 using windoze xp i wouldn't be using windoze

does anyone have a clue as to what the printer address is that windoze is asking for, or how i could use a command in terminal to find the address

frustrated that after being windoze free for over a year and a half i have to do a bill gates setup

Please help me

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I had a similar problem. I was getting an error that it couldn't find the class/printer or something like that on Yes, it was looking on the router even if I had set up the printer in XP to look at the correct server IP address. I forwarded port 631 on the router to the server Cups was running on, and it worked.
Also, make sure you have the correct Access setup on the Cups server.
Did you create the cups classes? You do this in 'http://$ip_of_cups_server:631/'

Good luck
Old 03-18-2006, 11:39 PM   #7
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This is a really obvious answer, but you can setup a simple Samba server with a printer share and solve the problem quickly also. Took me about 15 minutes to setup a printer, including copying the drivers to the Samba share for the Point 'n' Print feature of Windows.

All you need are the CUPS drivers (if you need them, I can either tell you where to download them or something). In my experience, adding a printer via IPP causes the printer to not want to print copies sometimes, and it becomes a PITA.


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