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Print through a Buffalo Link Station Printers
This is a hopefully simple process for getting a mac to print through a Buffalo Link Station storage unit, firmware version 1.37. I'm offering this here because it's taken me over two hours and many different tries with different sets of instructions I found searching the web.

This is the result of what I learned:

First go into System Preferences » Print & Fax and click the '+' to add a new printer. Once this opens, select the Windows tab. Using the panels in that tab, navigate to your Link Station print server, it should show up as an 'lp' printer in the far right.

Name your printer, add its correct drivers and finish.

Before this worked for me I did install Gutenprint 5.2.6; I'm not sure if that had anything to do with making this work. This may be one of many solutions, and it may or may not work in all cases; there are a lot of variables involved.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one, but I can vouch for the difficulties of setting up and printing through some of these third party print servers and multifunction NAS devices.]
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Print through a Buffalo Link Station
Authored by: Evil Dr W on May 28, '11 06:18:23AM

This will work but I am having difficulty finding the right driver for my Epson Stylus DX4000. The one I use to print when directly connected will not install for a networked printer. I think I have to use a gimp driver but I'll have to go through all the available ones until one works properly.

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Print through a Buffalo Link Station
Authored by: aheddell on Dec 28, '12 04:53:36AM


Did you get anywhere with this. I am trying to make a Epson Stylus SX400 work and I am having the same problem


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Authored by: small_mammal on Jun 26, '12 09:33:41AM

Hooray! Thank you so much.. I set the same thing up about a year ago and it took all day to figure out. Deleted the printer accidently... and now I've done it in 5 minutes!

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Print through a Buffalo Link Station
Authored by: parpalo on Oct 11, '13 03:35:37AM

I can confirm that the success of adding a printer that is attached to Buffalo linkstation does depend on the Gutenprint-drivers. I just spent half a day trying to figure this thing out and finally had success with this hint. Thank you very much.

My setup:
- Buffalo Linkstation Duo
- Brother HL-2130
- Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"
- Gutenprint 5.2.9


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