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Set up a Belkin wireless print server Network
I recently bought a Belkin wireless USB Print Server, the F1UP0001, to solve my printer sharing problem at home. I have a Windows laptop and an iMac (with OS X 10.3.8 ), and I wanted them to share an HP DeskJet USB printer without switching cables or anything. Oh, I also have WiFi.

Setting up the print server with Windows is not difficult, just follow the steps in the booklet. Of course they forgot to add how to do this in a Mac. So here is what I did.

First make sure the printer works directly on the Mac using the USB cable. I downloaded the Gimp-Print 4.2.7 drivers and installed them on the Mac. I opened System Preferences: Print & Fax: Set up printers: Add. Then I selected IP Printing: LPD/LPR, and used the IP address of the printserver as its address, and "lp1" (the "l" is a lowercase "L") as the queue name. This "lp1" is the first printer on the printserver. On other printservers, it might be lpt1, or l1, pr1, q1 or something else. It's not always in the documentation. Finally, select the printer model, selecting the Gimp driver. That is all; hope it helps somebody else.
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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: Tomnibus on Apr 08, '05 11:45:29AM

This works great if Gimp-print has a driver for your printer. I am using a Canon i850 and there are no drivers for that. There are work-arounds that allow it to print but it's not perfect and won't do the advanced options like borderless printing.

IMHO, the best way to go is with an apple print-server that uses their proprietary print-server via rendezvous. Somehow they enable it so that you can use the non-networkable drivers with the print server over the network. I don't know how they do it.



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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: manifest37 on Apr 08, '05 12:05:36PM

And the "apple print server" works with windows?



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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: davidkisley on Apr 11, '05 07:11:57PM

i'm not positive, but I think they treat the Airport USB printer port as "a wireless usb" rather than a "print server" and to the driver it is just printing locally.

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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: tbailey on Apr 08, '05 04:27:57PM

FYI, I have two Belkin 7230-4 routers that I purchased for $10 and $20 after rebates (pretty easy to find). Connecting my Epson C84 to the Desktop computer, I can print wirelessly from iBook (with filesharing turned on). This is a very cheap way of setting up an Apple WiFi with remote printing. The second router acts as a repeater. My network extends from one building to another.

I realize there's no PC in this setup, just my two cents.

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Tom



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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: tbailey on Apr 08, '05 04:52:09PM

The above note should have read "with PRINT serving turned on..."

Sorry!

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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: leydog on Apr 08, '05 05:57:45PM

Yes, I did that, too. And everytime the desktop went to sleep the printer disappeared from the network. That's why I bought an Airport Express. But it can only support one printer.



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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: tbailey on Apr 08, '05 09:01:35PM

Hmmm, odd. My set up prints even when my desktop computer (Cube G4) is asleep. I can see the printer in my printer list on my iBook. It seems to take longer to print, but I can see the Epson, and it does print.

Tom

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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: rkchang on Apr 08, '05 05:23:31PM
FYI, for HP printers, I'm more inclined to use the hpijs drivers. The hpijs drivers can peacefully co-exist with Gimp-Print drivers on the same computer.

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Set up a Belkin print server
Authored by: mcuttin on Feb 12, '06 01:31:42PM

Do you know if there are any drivers for the HP LaserJet 1010?
The solution works perfectly with the Epson Sylus Color 740 and a Belkin Dual USB port wired PrintServer connected with a NETGEAR MR814v2.
The PC laptop with Windows XP works fine with both printers, but a Macintosh G4 Powerbook still doesn't work with the HP Laser printer. Any suggestions?



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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: potomacfever on Jul 06, '05 12:04:39AM

Brilliant explanation. Works!! Thank you.



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10.4.4 update
Authored by: WinUser on Feb 08, '06 03:06:42AM

On MacOSX 10.4.4 it works almost the same:
Systemprefs, printers, add (using the "+" button), chose the IP-Printer tab.
- choose Line Printer Deaemon - LPD
- enter the IP address
- enter the queue (lp1)
- give it a name (whatever you want, like "wifi HP 950c")
- give it a location (whatever you want, something like "in the closet")
- choose the right printer driver, in my case "HP Deskjet 900 series Gimp Beta 2"

Now press the Add button and all should be fine.



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10.4.4 update (Belkin Print Server)
Authored by: medianick on Feb 09, '06 03:13:59AM

Thanks for the 10.4.4 update.

However, I've spent a few hours without much success on my new Intel iMac. All Win PCs on the network can print wirelessly to the Belkin F1UP0001 but still not the Mac. I've pinged it and the Mac can see it OK. I've tried various GIMP drivers - the closest being Canon BJC-55 (I'm assuming that refers to my printer which is the i550). The Mac previously printed to the i550 directly via USB (as per Belkin's instruction).

I've set the ip address as per the other PCs and the queue as lp1 but no success!



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10.4.4 update (Belkin Print Server)
Authored by: WinUser on Feb 19, '06 02:33:32AM

I can only think of two problems: the printer is in the other queue, lp2, or there is a network problem. Did you try the other queue too?

I sometimes can't print, but at such moment I can't ping it neither. Switching the printserver off and on always works.
If you can ping, and probably also access the web interface, all should work.
Maybe you have a firewall running somewhere? Either on your Mac or between your Mac and the printserver? I believe it prints on the printer port TCP 515.

Let us know if you located the problem.



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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: jchaban on Feb 25, '06 02:23:25PM

Sooooo close with our advice. Only I have an HP OfficeJet 5510 all-in-one and I can't seem to make it work. I am running OS 10.4.5

so my entries were:

Protocol: Line Printer Daemon - LPD
Address: 192.162.2.38 (which I can get to by directly entering the url in Safari)
Queue: lp1 (yes, lowercase "L")
Name: WiFi
Location: Closet

THEN, I hold Option Key and press "More Printers...." button

That takes me to a dialogue where I enter:

Advanced
Device Name: LPD/LPR Host or Printer
Device URL: 192.168.2.38 (i tried it with the lpd:// and without it .. same result)
Printer Model: HP
Type: Gimp print 4.2.7 for HP 560C which I'm told is compatible by HP


Result: Job hangs while printing, then when I "start job" it stops the queue.

I'm ready to pull my hair out!!!!!! hoping you can help and thanks in advance!

-Jamie



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HP OfficeJet 5510 problem
Authored by: WinUser on Mar 20, '06 02:04:30AM

It sounds like a driver problem. Does the printer work fine when it's attached directly to the computer? Did you try both gimp and HP drivers?
How about printing from a Windows PC, does that give any problems or do you not have a windows machine in your network?
If it prints but stops, it obviously can communicate with the print server, so yes, you are half way there...



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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: mikesensei on Nov 16, '06 05:24:08PM

This hint was the best on the net. It took some work but i have a 12" g4 powerbook, a macbook 13" and an ibook 12" (along with 2 windows boxes and a windows laptop) all printing on the Konica Minolta 2400w through this Belkin print server. The final format was espgs-7.07.1ppc with the foomatic-rip-3.43...ppc and the 2300w-0.51 driver. I didnt even need to go to the advanced setup. After installing the above (in that order):
1. system prefs
2. print & fax
3 + sign
4. lpd printer
5. IP of the Belkin print server
6. queue = lp2 (it's on the #2 port)
7. name = konica
Works like a charm!!!



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Set up a Belkin wireless print server with a MacBookPro
Authored by: mcuttin on Jan 21, '07 01:32:55PM

My network works perfectly with a PowerBookG4 and a Windows XP machine. I recenly bought a MacBookPro and I transfered all the contents of G4 to this new computer. Everything worked fine until I tried to print through the Belkin Print server.
It prints perfectly fine from all other computers and if I connect the PBPro directly to the printers though USB it works fine. But it doesn't work through the print server.
Any suggestions. Is there a newer version of GIMP for the intel based Macs? Any suggestions

Thanks,

mcuttin



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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: mcuttin on Jan 27, '07 10:50:03AM
If you have a Belkin print server and you are changing from a G4/5 to a Intel Mac, use the new Gutenprint 5.0.0 instead of the Gimp Print.
I solved my issue by reinstalling the printer drivers an works perfectly.
See attached link for the Gutenprint 5.0.0 software.
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=1537&release_id=435706

Regards,

Marco

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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: SloMo on Oct 13, '07 11:11:46PM

This seems like just the thing I want to do. I have an HP printer connected to a desktop Mac and I would like to be able to have the printer be accessible wirelessly from other computers in my house, which are running Windows. The only part of the instructions I don't understand is how to determine the print server's IP address. My Mac is set to use DHCP. If I get a wireless print server, how do I determine or set its IP address? Thanks.



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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: RolloM on Oct 30, '07 07:16:57AM

Your WLAN router should give you a possibility to see a list of all DHCP clients. There you'll find the print server with it's ip address if it has connected to your network.

BTW: My printserver does not work with lpt1 or lpt2, but only with printer1 and printer2 as print queue names. No idea why. If it gives you the error that the host did not accept the data file in the print queue window, try this.

Another problem: If I change the ip number to fixed (thats the only way to get the printer running permanently, because with dhcp, if it gets another ip number, the mac will not find the printer any more) and enter a new ip number using the web interface, the print server obviously cannot connect to the network any more. SSID is correct. The green status led keeps blinking forever and you cannot connect to the print server's web interface using the ip number you just gave it. Disconnecting the power chord and reconnecting it will make the print server re-use the old ip number and so you can connect again. Until you try to change the number via web interface, when it hangs again. Any idea how to solve this?

Thanks
R.



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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: el profe on Jul 23, '08 08:47:01PM

Many of the applications which worked with OS 9 thru OS X 10.4 are not compatible with OS X 10.5? Will the Belkin print server interface with OS X 10.5? Has anyone figured if it does or not?



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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: n.bevan on Jul 25, '08 03:39:30AM
I don't understand the reason for using Gimp or Gutenprint?

The instructions for setting up the Wireless G Print Server on a Mac are on the Belkin site.

Unfortunately, they miss a coupe of details: use the default LPD, and specify the Queue as lp1 or lp2.

Now it prints fine for me (OS X 10.5.4) using a Brother HL-5150D.

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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: dazza dazza on Feb 24, '09 09:40:05AM

That's all well and good, but how do you get the thing on your wireless network in the first place?

I've not got a PC so I can't run the autosetup, but I can plug the ethernet cable from the print server to the router and access the settings.

However I can't change the wireless settings because it says that they are disabled while connected via ethernet.

So how do you connect via wireless is you need to connect via wireless in order to change the settings. Of course it will connect automatically if I turn off wireless encryption, but that's no good is it?

Anyone else have a similar problem?

There is an odd thing that happens when I click on wireless security settings for the print server.....some boxes come up that look like I should be able to enter my wep key, but they they disappear. this happens with firefox and safari. Very strange.

Thanks.
Damien



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Set up a Netgear Wired print server
Authored by: dude-opolis on Dec 31, '09 09:47:00PM

Great hint!!
After weeks of blood, sweat, and tears, I can print with the netgear PS-111W printer server router and HP LaserJet 6L. And in snow leopard no less!

1. Go to System Preferences
2. Choose Print & Fax
3. Click on "+" (bottom left)
4. Choose IP Printing
5. Choose LPD
6. Put IP address of the printserver as its address,
7. Put "lp1" (the "l" is a lowercase "L") as the queue name. This "lp1" is the first printer on the printserver. On other printservers, it might be lpt1, or l1, pr1, q1 or something else. It's not always in the documentation.
8. Finally, select the printer model, selecting the Gimp driver. To do this, click on: Print Using and choose select printer software and choose your printer model from the VERY long list of printer drivers.
9. Print!



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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: larrylustenburge on Oct 21, '12 03:40:35AM

I know this thread is a few years old but I have just used the advice successfully... many many thanks



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