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Old 10-10-2003, 03:37 PM   #46
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Sorry, but I don't have an answer. I have a question, and I think you can help me.

I have a SMC7004ABR Barricade and I want to use it as a print

How did you get Linux to route to the Barricade print server?

I have a question on this forum but have not gotten any answers!!!

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Old 04-13-2004, 08:24 AM   #47
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instructions to set up 7004awbr ?

I know this is off topic again.

I'm trying to set up this print server to print to a HP 1220, can anyone give a newbie instructions on how to do this??

Thanks a bunch

Old 06-29-2004, 11:33 AM   #48
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Software Version and linux setup

Pestered SMC last night, got firmware version 1.41.010 for the 750.5432 hardware platform.
It fixes the banner and extra page problem quite nicely, and of course it's not on their website,
so you have to convince the tech support phone line (800-SMC-4-YOU).

Configuring the printer is easy in Red Hat or Fedora, go to the printer config tool (printool in older versions,
redhat-config-printer in newer) and select a Unix printer (LPD Queue), give it the IP address you've set the
Barricade to (they work great as stand-alone print servers with integrated 4-port switches - just set the WAN to
DHCP and forget it...) and set the queue name to LPT1. Pick an appropriate printer driver from the list, save
and test it.

If you're on a more hands-on level, an appropriate /etc/printcap entry would be:


(those last two lines use the foomatic mf_wrapper as a filter - if you just want to print raw, set lpd_bounce to false
and remove the trailing '\' and the last line.)
Old 06-29-2004, 05:00 PM   #49
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I am struggling to make my hp lj6p connected to my cable router built in printer port to work. I used yast printer config with cups and lprng. Gives me error "client-error-request-value-too-long "
Can you let me know step by step how you configured your smc?
I really appreciate your help. I almost want to give up suse! Thanks
Old 07-15-2004, 06:56 PM   #50
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Yast error: client-error-request-value-too-long

google tech support ( says that the problem is discussed on another thread on this site,
and that the answer is to make sure your print queue name is "lpt1" .

I don't have a suse system to try it on, let us know if it works...
Old 10-07-2004, 05:03 PM   #51
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Here's my experience regarding this subject:

I'm using a 7004ABR (750.5432 model) as my print server. My printer is an HP LaserJet 4ML. I have a Win98 laptop and an iMac G3 (Mac OS 10.2). I'm able to print from both machines without any extra blank page and job trailer page. I recently bought an iMac G5 (Mac OS 10.3) and every time I print from it, the extra sheets come out. I compared the printcap, printer.conf and ppd files between the G3 and G5 and they look identical. The lpr and lp files look different. Both are setup to do "IP Printing" and "LPR." I couldn't figure out what could possibly be different between the G3 and G5. After searching and finding this forum, I read philsalkie's 6/29/04 post and sent an email to SMC support specifically asking for firmware version 1.41.010. A day later, they sent me an email with the "dlf" firmware as an attachment. I installed it last night and I'm happy to report that there are no more extra sheets when I print from the G5. Just thought I share my experience.
Old 11-14-2004, 01:05 AM   #52
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fixed firmware posted for 7004ABR, partno 750.5702

Hi folks,
I wanted to share my confirmation that there is a firmware fix available for this problem for the 7004ABR, part number 750.5702.

I've had the "two wasted pages problem" for a long time with my linux 2.40.20-8 (redhat 9) box. I just made a printout with the problem, with firmware v1.40.018.
I then downloaded v1.42.024 firmware off the SMC website and installed it, and made a printout without the problem! Note that the SMC website had a 1.41.024 version number shown, but after downloading it was 1.42.024.

Last edited by bdmiller; 11-14-2004 at 01:06 AM.
Old 06-03-2006, 11:27 AM   #53
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SMC7004ABR Model: 720.5432

I called SMC about my SMC7004ABR Model: 720.5432 and not only got the usual run around but was told that support has been discontinued for this router and they have never supported linux. =(

Any chance someone has a copy of a firmware update for this version?


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SMC7004ABR - Banner print problem after installing HP UPD

Yes, I do realise the last post on this thread was over 5 years ago but this thread is still relevant to users of the SMC Barricade SMC7004ABR and similar SMC Router/Print Servers from this era. This thread is also high up the list for Google searches of banner/job trailer extra page printing problems.

Following the installation of HP Universal Printer Drivers v 5.3.1 (1 July 2011) and selecting dynamic mode for my network printers I have been getting an extra blank page and banner/job trailer page for all printouts from the printer that is connected to the parallel printer port of my SMC7004ABR Router/Print Server. The relevant background information is given below.

My SMC7004ABR Part no. 750.5432 had been working without a problem since I purchased it (used) about 3 years ago. I used it as a print server for my parallel port HP1100 Laserjet and as a 4 LAN port switch. I didn't use the WAN port as one of the LAN ports connects to my main router/modem. The HP1100 is also old but works fine, parts are available and re-manufactured toner cartridges have large capacity and are cheap.

I also have a HP Color Laserjet CP1518ni and a HP Laserjet 8100DN which were connected to the LAN ports of the SMC7004ABR.

All were working fine until I needed to install print drivers for my new netbook PC which uses Win7. The HP1100 was set up first as per the SMC manual with a Standard TCP/IP port and using the original (latest) Win2000/XP driver, this tested OK. The current HP driver on the support website for the CP1518ni and 8100DN is the HP Universal Printer Driver v 5.3.1 (1 July 2011). I installed the HP UPD and selected dynamic mode during installation, I used this driver just for the CP1518ni & 8100DN. These also tested OK. Unfortunately I didn't retest the HP1100.

I also have a number of desktop PC's connected to this network and I proceeded to 'upgrade' to the HP UPD on these while leaving the original HP1100/SMC7004ABR driver installation unchanged. One PC has Vista while the others have WinXP.

From this point on all my PC's when printing to the HP1100 via the SMC7004ABR printed the extra blank page and the banner/job trailer page with the large printout of the username and pcname with 'lpd: Job trailer Date:' at the bottom; two wasted pages per print.

The firmware in my SMC7004ABR 750.5432 at this point was v1.41.010 (11-26-2002)

I installed the 'latest' firmware from SMC's USA support website which is still only v1.41.004 (03-19-2002). The result was the same, the two extra pages per printout and everything else worked.

The firmware was found here:

Following the tip from amaciver in this thread (3rd post):
I tried the v1.41.010 (04-04-2002) firmware for the SMC7008ABR 750.5653 Again the result was the same, the two extra pages per printout and everything else worked. This last firmware upgrade was risky but my SMC7004ABR was about to get the flick if I couldn't fix the extra print problem.

I don't know if the v1.41.010 firmware for the SMC7004ABR 750.5432 and SMC7008ABR 750.5635 are the same or equivalent and the dates, as they appear in the router web interface after installation, are significantly different. I would like to test the v1.41.010 firmware (or newer) for the SMC7004ABR 750.5432 but have not been able to find it.

Removing all HP printer drivers and TCP/IP ports from each PC and just installing the original HP1100/SMC7004ABR driver installation did not stop the extra page printing problem. I suspect the HP UPD installation in dynamic mode changed/updated some of the TCP/IP printing drivers in all of my PC's where I had installed it which in turn made SMC's 'inadequate' print server firmware produce the extra two pages per printout. I suspect this is therefore also a HP UPD problem whereby an uninstall does not return the TCP/IP printing drivers back to what they were. SMC are probably unlikely to do a firmware upgrade for such old hardware but should however make all their firmware revisions available for download, especially the more recent versions that we know were released to some but are currently not on their website.

I have since bypassed the problem by replacing my SMC7004ABR with a Netgear FR114P which prints to all my printers correctly without any printer driver changes at all being required. The Netgear FR114P is therefore compatible with the current HP UPD (note the HP UPD in my case is only used for LAN printers) and it allows old legacy parallel port printers to be used with current operating systems. I will be favouring Netgear over SMC for future hardware purchases.

I would still like to use my SMC7004ABR elsewhere as a parallel port print server and would like to know of a solution to this problem. I will post this to HP as well.


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