Sep 17, '03 10:16:00AM • Contributed by: paulio
The well documented part: You must first install the printer drivers. Install either the HP Linux Inkjet Driver (HPIJS) or Gimp Print. Second, you must install EPS GhostScript, which is included in both previous links.
The trick to getting all this to work, is to choose the proper printer port in the Print Center when adding the printer. Open the Print Center. Hold down the Option key and click on Add Printer. Pull down the list of printer types. The Option key will cause a new item to appear in the list called Advanced. Choose Advanced. A list of devices will appear. Choose AppSocket/HP JetDirect. Note that you use the HP JetDirect device regardless of the manufacturer of the printer connected to the base station, because the base station acts like an HP JetDirect print server.
Type in something for Device Name, whatever you like. Type in the device URL as socket://10.0.1.1:9100, which is the default IP address of an Airport Extreme base station. Check your base station settings if you are unsure of its address. The address must match the base station's actual address, and the :9100 must be there exactly as it is. From here, the steps have also been well documented. Pull down Printer Model and choose the manufacturer and choose the printer model from the list. Click Add.
Windows machines can also print to the Airport Extreme base station. Use the Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP hint for those details.
These instructions are similar to the Print to an HP JetDirect print server in 10.2 hint ... who would have guessed that an Airport Extreme base station acts like an HP JetDirect print server?