I installed a NetGear PS110 on Mandrake 8.0 Fri, and here are my
It took over 4 hours as there was a glitch on one of the
systems. There are 2 systems at my home office, 1 runs linux only
the other dual boots to Windows. Both system use Mandrake 8.0 and
use Cups for print services. One was installed as a server with a
lot of workstating stuff, the other mainly a workstation with some
The printer is an HP OfficeJet model K80x1.
The 2nd system took less than 3 minutes to setup.
This should work on any linux/unix system using Cups and NetGear
Ps110 I use Mandrake as Cups is the default lp system.
Connect all hardware.
Check this part of Cups documentation. It tells how to setup a
few types of printservers, but not the PS110.
Set i/p address on the PS110 using 'arp' this only needs to be
done one time.
arp -s -v 192.168.1.102 macaddress
the macaddr is printed on the bottom of the ps110. verify by 'ping
Add printer to system using http://localhost:631/printers
lpd/lpr host or printer,
device uri = lpd://192.168.1.102/P1 ,
model driver hp , i used 'HP officeJet G85 ' for my ptinter
If all is setup correctly you'll be able to print a test
/etc/cups/printers.conf ends up being:
# Printer configuration file for CUPS v1.1.7
# Written by cupsd on Sat Jun 2 02:05:23 2001
JobSheets none none
the cups rpms are:
I also installed XPP and Kups.
Now for the other system. I did all the above and could not get
a test page printed from Cups. Instead of printing i'd get the
error: 'Could not connect to host (port 631)'
But I could print from command line: lp -dhp40 file
After a lot of fiddling with network settings restarting
services, restarting computer, searching groups, searching web..
installing on other computer, comparing config files.... The
solution ended up being: edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf uncomment this
I restarted cups [/etc/rc2.d/S60cups restart] and all
'Kups' can be used to to configure cups. Kups needs to be run as
root. click on server at top of window, then configure cups. click
on Network. edit the 'Look for hostname on IP address' by
unselecting 'default' and click the box to left of 'Look for
hostname on IP address.
Generally Cups , Kups , Xpp are a lot easier to show and tell
There is a lot of docummmentation available at
Charles Ruthford added this on Dec 8th 2002:
I just wanted to say thanks to
Rob Fantini for publishing the article about Linux and the Netgear
PrintServer. It works great on my Mandrake 7.2 installation and I
can print to both my Epson 740 and Canon BJC 4100 printers.
After several experiments with
the "Printer Configuration" utility and checking what was in the
/etc/cups/printers.conf file each time I was able to get the file
configured so the printers work.
I finally got it to work with
the following steps:
1.) Start the "Printer
2.) In the "Here are the
following queues" box Select "Add".
3.) In the "Select Printer
Connection" box Select "Remote Printer".
4.) In the "Select Remote
Printer Connection" box Select "Remote lpd Server:
5.) In the "Select A Printer"
box, enter the name of your printer in the "Name of Printer" field.
I left the other two fields blank.
6.) In the "Remote lpd
Printers Options" box, enter the IP address of the PrintServer in
the "Remote hostname" field and a "p1" or "p2" in the "Remote
queue" field. The "p1" and "p2" refer to which port on the
PrintServer your printer it plugged into.
7.) Click "Ok" and follow the
directions to select your specific model of printer.
8.) I would recommend that
you print a test page to make sure it works.