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10.6: Set up a D-Link DPR 1260 multifunction print server
Authored by: djevans4 on Mar 31, '10 01:25:59AM

This thread saved me. I just got an HP6MP with parallel to USB cable hooked to Dlink DPR-1260 Wireless Print Server to print properly to a new MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6.2 (Snow Leopard), and latest Gutenprint driver 5.2.5. I was getting the print once then hang effect when direct connected via USB. Disconnecting and reconnecting the printer would reset it and print one more job, but no end of reconfig would stop it. This thread led me to the wireless print server possibility and I happened to have a DPR-1260 lying around (bought for my wife's office yet uninstalled). The dialogue boxes for Snow Leopard were slightly different than in this thread but got me close enough to get there. Here's how it config'ed successfully finally:

DPR-1260: Install via a Windows machine per instructions and set up with static IP address. Once properly set and rebooted be sure and get the LPR Queue name properly.

Apple Print Config: Go to Sys Prefs>Print/Fax and add printer. Select IP and LPD type. Then enter for the following:
Address: just the static IP of the printer server (mine: 192.168.0.196)
Queue: exact LPR queue name as shown on status page of DPR-1260 (mine: HPLaserJet6MP)
Name: Whatever you want to see on the Mac printer listing
Location: the IP address again - unaltered
Driver: select from the printer list for your printer. (Go to gutenprint if needed)

Infinite other configurations failed to connect or stalled again. I never got hard-wired to work. I didn't really need wireless printing on this device, but $60 is pretty cheap to save the printer. I believe this is much easier on an Apple Airport Express, but it's almost twice the price too. Good luck.



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