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10.4: Set up a D-Link DPR 1260 multifunction print server
Authored by: PeeBee on Jan 27, '10 10:30:27PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this post!
I have installed a dLink DIR 615 wireless router and a DPR-1260 wireless print server for my Brother MFC240C.
Everything went per the book when I installed it by using my rock solid 7 yr old ThinkPad, wireless printing was a breeze in about 30 minutes start to finish. However, that turned into 3 evenings of head scratching when I tried to add the printer to my iMac. I would have thought this would be even easier since EVERYTHING I had tried with the iMac had been seamless and simple up to this point.
I am still very happy with the iMac performance but this gap in information is the first crack I have seen in the iMacs armour.

Anyway, for anyone still using Mac OS 10.4.X.X and wishing to use the DPR 1260 as a wireless print server, THIS WORKS!

The only additional note I would make is that when you select 'more printers' with the 'Option' key pressed you may not immediately jump to the fields mentioned in the top post i.e. Device and URL etc. If you don't see them then click on the drop down list that says 'Windows Printing' and select Advanced at the bottom. Then you will see these new fields. (the holding the Options key whilst clicking the 'more printers' enables the Advanced selection to the list. If you just click on 'more printers' then you will not see 'Advanced' and will not get to these other fields that are so critical to this set-up)

Now I can hear the purring of pages printing off in the next room I am a happy chappy! Look, no wires!!!

Thanks again!



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