I am attempting to connect a CentOS VMWare VM to a networked Brother HL5170DN printer. The printer is located at 192.168.0.101. It is available and I can connect to it with various Ubuntu and Windoze VMs.
I have searched for instructions on how to do this and it SEEMS rather simple. However, it does not work. Here is what I have done:
System; Administration; Printing to launch the printer configuration wizard
supply root password
Provide printer name, description etc.
Select Connection - LPD/LPR Host or Printer
Hostname - 192.168.0.101
supply a printer name again
select Brother HL5170DN BR-Scripts3 from the footmatic database
complete creating the printer
The printer appears as a local printer, however, I cannot print a test page. Nothing happens when I click the button to print a test page. I can ping the printer by IP address. So I deleted the printer and tried again.
At the screen which asks for Hostname and Printername I entered the printer's IP address in Hostname as I had done before. I then clicked the Probe button. At this point Printer configuration freezes and I have to do a force quit.
Something does not compute