CUPS and Netgear PS110 by Rob Fantini
I installed a NetGear PS110 on Mandrake 8.0 Fri, and here are my notes.
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 server stuff..
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 macaddressthe macaddr is printed on the bottom of the ps110. verify by 'ping 192.168.1.102' .
- 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 page.
/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 <DefaultPrinter hp4>0 Location DeviceURI lpd://192.168.1.102/P1 State Idle Accepting Yes JobSheets none none </Printe>r
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 worked...
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 line:
I restarted cups [/etc/rc2.d/S60cups restart] and all worked..
'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 then explain.
There is a lot of docummmentation available at http://localhost:631/documentation.html
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