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IOGear printer server to Ricoh to Mac confusion

I have an IOgear printer server - hooked up to my "internet router" via ethernet and then from USB to my Ricoh printer 3500n - not sure where problem is - either ricoh interface setting is wrong - and/or it is the settings for "connection" to IP or DCHP (protocols) setting on MacBook3.1. Had Ricoh "interface" figured out before with MAC- but that no longer works either - when hooked to my mac mini. Now the Ricoh printer is downstairs - no MAC's are down stairs. Hoping to have everything go to my router and both macs "send" print jobs to router, which is hooked to IOGear. Is that what it should do? Sorry if this is confusing - not sure where to start. I feel like I am trying to figure out which Christmas tree light is causing them all to go dark.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Mac OSX 10.4.11 won't print to Ricoh Aficio CL2000n network printer

As an update:

I actually had a Ricoh tech come out to my house. It was a warranty service - I was very impressed! He did some fiddling around, said that there was no problem that he could detect but... after he left the Macs can print to the printer no problem. From what I can recall, all of the settings were identical to what they were in the first place on the Mac side.

I still can't get my linux machine to print there but it is a low priority and I am really not trying very hard.

I wish I had more enlightening input.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

Joed911
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SOURCE: I can't get my Mac OSX V4 laptop to print with my HP 4m+

The printer should be set with a static IP address:
(assuming that you are using the default Gateway of the Linksys router) Set the printer's address like:

192.168.1.50
255.255.255.0
192.168.1.1
There isn't a need to set the printer for "DHCP"
The printer does not broadcast IP addresses.

Try these settings and then un-install the printer and re-install it on the Mac.The Mac should see it and set it up correctly.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

firesnake09
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SOURCE: IoGEAR printserver GPSU21 with VISTA

Yes, the GPSU21 is tested to work with Vista 32 and 64-bit Operating System. The things you need to do is listed below:

1. There's no need for you to install the CD that came with it, if the MFP Utility is already installed in another computer.

2. Get the IP Address of the GPSU21 from the computer that has the MFP Utility installed.

- Open the MFP Utility > locate TCP/IP at the lower portion of this window and click the plus (+) sign. > get the IP Address.

3. After getting the IP Address of it, go to your Windows Vista computer and ping the IP Address (just to make sure that Vista is seeing the Print Server).

- To ping, follow the steps below:
-
- Click the start menu and open the MS DOS Command Promt.
- On the black screen, type this "ping (type the IP Address of the print server): just like this
- C:WINDOWS\Desktop\Scott>ping 192.168.x.x and then hit enter.

4. Once you get ping statistics 4 packet sent; 0% loss. Then the Print Serve is communicating with Vista.

5. On you Windows Vista computer, make sure that the printer is working when directly connected to it. Because there could be a possibility that the printer driver is not properly installed that's why the server is not working.

6. On Vista, go to the Control Panel > Printers > Locate the printer icon (the one that is set as you default printer)

7. Right-click on the printer icon and then select properties > go to Ports tab.

8. Click on Add port button > select Standard TCP/IP > click on "New Port" (beside Cancel)

9. Hit next > type the IP Address of the print server. > Next

10. Click on Custom > Settings button

11. For Protocol: select LPR

12. For the Queue Name: type L1 > Click on OK > Finish.

13. Then under the printer properties, you will see the Standard TCP/IP is selected

14. Hit Apply so that the printer name would appear right next to that port > OK

15. Try printing a test page.

NOTE: After following the steps, you should be able to print using your Vista computer. I configured this print server with Vista several times and it does work with Vista.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

Sailorm0on
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SOURCE: PSC 2175 wont work with print server

Please make sure that the printer is working okay if directlysd connected to the MAC computer. You may try this as well. hope this helps

Description
LPR (line printer remote) is a platform independent printing protocol that is associate with TCP/IP. It works by using LPR client software that communicates to a server running LPR services.

In terms of PSU, LPR printing will become the basis for all network printing while Novell print queues are phased out. Therefore, all Macintosh, Windows, and Unix computers will be configured to print through LPR.

Requirements

· The name of LPR print queue. This can be found by searching the LPR printer database.

· LaserWriter print drivers version 8.5.1 or newer

· The Macintosh must have a working TCP/IP networking configuration. (If the Mac can browse the web then it's working.)

· a server running LPR services or a printer that supports LPR printing. Most HP LaserJet printers support LPR. However, only the following LaserWriters support LPR printing:

- LaserWriter 8500
- LaserWriter 16/600 PS
- LaserWriter 12/640 PS
- Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS
- Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS Procedure

1.Open up the Applications folder from the OS X menu.
2.Open up the Utilities folder
3.Now open up the Print Center
4.If you have no printers installed you will see the following screen. Click on Add.
5.On the following screen, select LPR printing.
6.Now enter printhost.oit.pdx.edu for the LPR Printer's address.
7.Uncheck Use Default Queue on Server option and enter the queue name of the printer.
8.Select the printer model.
9.The completed settings should be similar to the following:
(LPR Printer’s address is the ip of our PRINTSERVER)
10.Click on Add
11.Your printer has successfully been installed. Test the printer by printing something to it.

Posted on May 16, 2009

Sailorm0on
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SOURCE: IOGEAR GBP301 and HP Deskjet D1341

Please make sure that the printer is already VISTA compatible meaning if it is known to have VISTA printer drivers.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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