Question about AsanteTalk - Ethernet to LocalTalk Adapter Transceiver
I realize this question sounds like one already asked, but assuming that I am reading your instructions correctly, I'm still having problems.
I have an old HP Laserjet 5MP that I've been using the Asante Talk with for over 5 years. Every time we have a power failure, I go through a routine to get the Mac that my wife uses to see the printer, which has an Apple Talk port but ** USB ports.
After this last power failure that we had (Saturday after**on) I have been unable to get the Mac to print from the HP.
I have tried the following sequences:
1. powered down everything; turned on the printer; turned on the Mac; turned on the Asante. -- Not able to print.
2. powered down everything; turned on the printer; turned on the Asante; then turned on the Mac -- Not able to print.
It was working fine before the power outage and, as I mentioned above, I have been able to restart things properly before when there as a power outage. From the sticky **te I made for the purpose, I expected situation 1 to work for me,.
My configuration is simple: ethernet from Mac to Asante; Local talk connector from Asante to printer. (I also have a PC hooked in directly to the large parallel port via a standard cable. I have **t had to power down my PC at any point in the past to get the Asante switch to work properly.)
For **w all I can think of doing is to try to repeat situation 1 or 2 or come up with some variation and see if anything works.
Can you provide any other guidance? Thanks.
The Asante tech support people in San Jose, CA, talked me through this fix, and I've had no further problems!
This is for system 10.5.x:
1. Delete that printer from your list of printers in System Preferences.
2. Make sure your computer, printer, and Asante box are all hooked up together and turned on.
3. Click + under the list of printers in System Preferences.
4. Click AppleTalk icon in top row of dialogue box that appears.
5. After a moment, click Bluetooth icon instead.
6. After a moment, unplug the power cord from your Asante box (but not from the electrical outlet).
7. After a moment, re-plug the power cord into your Asante box and, as soon as possible after the "TX" light comes on, click the AppleTalk icon again.
8. Within a few moments, your printer's name should appear. Highlight its name, then make sure all the information about it that appears is correct, then click "Add."
9. Everything should communicate beautifully now.
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