OS apple to use print server as well as xp

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OS apple to use print server as well as xp

Post by GhostWorks » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:23 pm

is it possible yet since publishing the manual to allow printing from apple to printer

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I'm interested too

Post by parkensis » Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:59 pm

Yup, I have also mac and pc at home an answer would be great!
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OS apple to use print server as well as xp

Post by jullejuntunen » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:34 am

I've tried this with QNAP 209Pro, OS X 10.4 and HP LaserJet 3050, without success: closest so far has been with IIP protocol and plain NAS address as the printer address: OSX tries to send the job to NAS but fails with "Network host 'v.x.y.z' is busy; will retry in 30 seconds...". So I guess it's not just supported at the moment.

But I would really like to see this supported. Any plans for this QNAP ?

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Post by jens » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:51 am

Have you tried clicking "More printers" and going for a windows printer. You should pick up the printer shared here - assuming the workgroup is set to NAS (default). Most USB printers need the correct driver, so make sure the printer model is correct and not "Generic". If the share doesn't appear here then maybe go back over your settings on the NAS.

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Post by jullejuntunen » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:38 pm

Thanks for the tip, got it finally working :D

I went through a lot of trial and error, so not sure what actually was important, but here´s what I think did the trick

- I first enabled Microsoft networking in QNAP, just as standalone server
- Then I created new user "printer" and gave it access to Qusb mount.
- On my mac, I tested the user/mount combination is accessible by mounting that Qusb share as user "printer", i.e. in finder: apple-K, NAS address, and in pop-up window I used user "printer" and selected share Qusb.

- Then I basically followed instructions described here:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301397

Under section "How to manually add a windows shared printer"

The trick is to hold option key while pressing "more printers" in add printers -dialog. This enables "advanced" option under top drop-down menu (the one with AppleTalk/Bluetooth/SMB options).
In the advanced dialog I selected "Windows printer (SAMBA). As URI I used
smb://user:password@server/sharename

Where user:password was my new "printer" user, server is my NAS IP address and sharename was "NAS". As printer type I just used "General".
Then in following dialogs the share and printer names were shown automatically and I just clicked them through and got the printer finally connected. Btw. looks that QNAP automatically names printer by addind suffix "PR" to QNAP host name.

cheers
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Post by adamcr » Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:34 am

Thanks julle!

I was having trouble printing to my HP PSC 1205 when connected to my QNAP TS-109 and this tip helped me out.

I also installed the HPIJS printer drivers so that my printer type appeared. Don't worry about the fact that the downloads are labelled PPC rather than Intel or Universal -- they work fine both on my MacBook running Leopard and my iBook running Panther.

I also found that using the CUPS administration pages on http://localhost:631 were sometimes easier than the default Windows printer setup on Leopard.

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Re: OS apple to use print server as well as xp

Post by GhostWorks » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:38 pm

Thanks for the Answer on the Big Q.....

I have now got a QNAP TS-109 myself & Macbook (intel) & xp so will test first at my place before sorting out the issue for the client with wife with macbook and him with Windows XP trying to print , if there is anything i need more two know on this issue it would be grateful
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Post by JDH » Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:16 pm

adamcr wrote:I also found that using the CUPS administration pages on http://localhost:631 were sometimes easier than the default Windows printer setup on Leopard.


@adamcr
Could you elaborate the detailed steps in using CUPS please as I have no idea on what should I enter for some of the settings. Thanks.

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Re: OS apple to use print server as well as xp

Post by techdef » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:05 am

Has anyone gotten this to work with inkjet? Ive got a canon pro9000 and would LOVE to get this to work, so far no luck...

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Post by Havalina » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:24 am

The trick is to hold option key while pressing "more printers" in add printers -dialog. This enables "advanced" option under top drop-down menu (the one with AppleTalk/Bluetooth/SMB options).
In the advanced dialog I selected "Windows printer (SAMBA). As URI I used
smb://user:password@server/sharename

Where user:password was my new "printer" user, server is my NAS IP address and sharename was "NAS". As printer type I just used "General".
Then in following dialogs the share and printer names were shown automatically and I just clicked them through and got the printer finally connected. Btw. looks that QNAP automatically names printer by addind suffix "PR" to QNAP host name.

cheers


i really dont understand why you type NAS as share name? shouldent it be qusb?


and i really cant get this method to work :-(

im trying to install my printer under OS X...

its clear that the NAS knows the name of my printer, but i really cant get OS X to use it and print...

at this point im extremey desperate...i really cant see what im doing wrong

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Re: OS apple to use print server as well as xp

Post by bendsch » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:33 pm

i followed jullejuntunens description and it was successful. u can find the "share"-name of your printer in your qnap web-interface under "external devices"/"usbprinter".
in my case it was not even necessary to add login/password to the URL. The printer asked me for this on the first print and i could save it in keychain.

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Re: OS apple to use print server as well as xp

Post by shanm » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:38 pm

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Re: OS apple to use print server as well as xp

Post by Willo » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:46 pm

Have a look at this site.

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&sourc ... P7clmoXlJQ

Specific to Lexmark X215 but the steps are the same. It would be a matter of doing the same thing but substitute your printer model in. If you can't find your printer model in OSX Google it for support in OSX which is what I did to find this article.

Also make sure the user account you are using to print with has an account on the NAS.

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Re: OS apple to use print server as well as xp

Post by FreedomPirate01 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:12 am

anyone willing to walk me threw this? i have HP laserjet and 119P and can't get it to work for the life of me... :?:
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Re: OS apple to use print server as well as xp

Post by mars5846 » Thu May 05, 2011 2:35 am

I have a Fujitsu DL7600 printer and it never even worked once..Can somebody help me with this??

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