[SATLUG] CUPS / adding a printer
buddylee48 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 20:36:34 CST 2011
Replace "hostname" with that ip. I would recommend making that ip static
since the printer probably is set up to dhcp right now.
On Jan 31, 2011 8:33 PM, "Michael" <mmorse757 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I finally got my laptop up and running a dual but XP/PCLinuxOS.
> My next question relates to a printer. I picked up a old but in perfect
> condition HP Laserjet 4050n. It works great on the (Win XP) computer
> that it is directly connected to. The printer also has an ethernet/RJ11
> (?) port so what I would like to do is get rid of the big bulky printer
> cable and just use the router. I have plugged the printer into the
> router and unplugged the direct cable.
> On my laptop, I can access the internet so I know that the router is
> working correctly. I can even ping the printer. It is at 192.168.1.6.
> When I access CUPS (localhost:631), after starting the add printer
> process, it asks me for the connection location. I am given the
> following examples:
> and a couple of others.
> At this point, I come to a dead end. I am not sure what to replace
> hostname with. Something from the WIN XP computer I assume? Upon
> Googling for information brings up SNMP and SMB files, etc. Do I need
> any of that? Can someone point me in the right direction?
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