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Print via Linksys print server PSUS4 and HP OfficeJet 5500 Printers
I finally got my Mac (Mac PowerPC G5 running OS X 10.4) to print via a Linksys print server PSUS4 to my HP OfficeJet 5510. I had to compile a number of different hints in order to do this, but wanted to make it easier for the next person.

First, find out the static IP address for your print server -- it's easy to find if you have a PC on your network (which I did; sorry I'm no help on how to figure it out with a Mac). Then do the following:
  1. Download the open-source Linux drivers for HP printers. Make sure you download the hpijs, Foomatic-RIP, and ESP Ghostscript packages.
  2. Install the Footmatic and Ghostscript packages, then restart. You will not be prompted to restart, but it is necessary before you can install the hpijs package.
  3. Install the hpijs package and restart again.
  4. Go to the Print & Fax System Preferences pane, and add a printer (click the '+' sign).
  5. In the Add Printer window, select IP at the top of the window, and use the following settings:
    • PROTOCOL: HP JetDirect-Socket
    • ADDRESS: -- this is the print server's IP address you figured out earlier
    • QUEUE: leave blank
    • NAME: Whatever you want
    • LOCATION: Whatever you want
    • PRINT USING: HP OfficeJet 5500 hpijs (the driver you downloaded)
    Click Add to add the printer.
Essentially, you've tricked the HP printer into thinking the print server is an HP JetDirect Print Server by setting it up this way. I can print perfectly -- not sure about scanning, though, as I never use it.
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