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Unable to get Xante printer to work

I'm running Mac OS 10.4. Xante AW1200 atached to computer via Ethernet. I've run the latest Xante driver installer. When I try to add a printer via the Printer Setup Utility, the Xante doesn't show up. If I select IP PRINTER in the Printer browser box, there is a choise of 3 "protocols": LPD, IPP and Socket. If I type in an IP address for the Xante, I can select the Xante printer model and ADD it to my printer list, but when I attempt to print, I am unable to connect to the prinetr.
Any advice (please) would be appreciated. I've verified permissions, reset the printer utility...

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Re: Unable to get Xante printer to work

The other option is to use the web page of the xante to print, I do this using mac os 10.4, since it stopped working in the printer menu. Xante support is poor at the very least and sucks at its best.

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Re: Unable to get Xante printer to work

Have you tried pinging your print server from your Mac? If you can find the IP address of the printer ping successfully, you know that your computer can access the printer.
Then, under System Preferences, choose Print & Fax.
Select the Xante printer name, choose "Options and Supplies"
Under "Options and Supplies" make sure that your printer settings match the ping settings (IP address).

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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Re: Unable to get Xante printer to work

When I send a job to the printer via Ethernet, nothing happens on the printer. I only get a solid red light. Why?
This is an indication of a media size mismatch. Make sure that the correct media size is set on the tray to which you are printing, and try the job again.

Good luck!
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Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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