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Old 04-08-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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Post Adding a network printer

I would like to know how to setup a network printer on Fedora 14 because I am having a problem installing a network printer.
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Generally, you'd do that with CUPS (or with HPLIP if it's a Hewlett-Packard printer; HPLIP does the CUPS set up for you). If you don't have an H-P printer, you'll need the appropriate printer description files that came with the printer (not the Windows stuff, the PPD files).

Network printers are best done using a fixed-IP address rather than DHCP; this will work fine if you address the printer below the first address DHCP hands out. DHCP addresses generally start at 100, you can safely use a lower address as fixed-IP; e.g.,, and so on. Make an entry in /etc/hosts for the printer something like this
Code:		InkJet
then you can refer to the printer by that name (InkJet). Your intranet addresses may vary, of course, but that's the idea.

Hope this helps some.


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