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Set up wireless printing via the Linksys WPS54G
Authored by: devorah1 on Aug 13, '10 12:27:00PM

I read this post and I am pretty sure that it holds the answer to my problem. However, I am having difficulty implementing the final step where you specify the location.
There fore, I am listing ALL the details of this problem in the hope that SOMEONE can help me....
Please pardon the length....

I am going to spell out ALL of the details and you will see how close I am...

a. I already have the Printer (a Brother HL-1440) INSTALLED on a WPS54GU2 Print Server.

This Print server is "cable connected" ( I am NOT taking advantage of the Wireless capabilities of this Print Serve)

to a WRT54G Wireless Router. I can ALREADY connect to this Printer from a Windows XP Laptop so I am pretty sure that this is all set up properly.

b. I have ALSO been able to connect my iMac to the WRT54G without any problem. So, the iMac is part of this network and I can access the Web utility for EITHER the Print Serve OR for the Wireless Router from the iMac.

c. I have the following information about the Print Serve.

Static IP Address: already assigned: 192.168.1.78

Device Name: LK87C729

In addition to TCP/IP, both AppleTalk and NetBEUI are checked off on the "Protocols" Tab

Gateway is set -- to the Router (192.168.1.1)

SSID for network is correctly set.

MAC address (or Print Serve is added to MAC Filer List.

The logical parallel port of the Printer (as shown in the Web-based Print Serve utility): Parallel1

AppleTalk Info (as shown on the Web-based Print Serve utility):

Printer Object Type: LaserWriter

Communications Protocol: Binary (NOT Ascii)

LK87C729: LaserWriter

LK87C729_P2: LaserWriter



In addition, when I go into Windows, I see that the Printer is assigned to a Port of LK87C729_P1

So, there are TWO Port values associated with this Printer -- the Windows one shown immediately above and the

"logical port" of parallel1 as shown on the Print Serve Utility



Now, this iMac is (as best as I can tell) an Intel-based iMac and when I go to Print & Fax, and then click "+"

to add a Printer, there is NO option for AppleTalk so I figure that I do not have to worry about that.



Instead, I follow the instructions as given in the Mac OS X Hints article and select the IP Printer icon.

I also select "Line Printer Daemon..."

I then select as follows (as described in the article):

Address Field: 192.168.1.78 (the Static TCP/IP address).

Queue Field: L1

Name Field: L1

Select the BROTHER option from the pull-down and then HL-1440 -- C.U.P.S.

I click "Add"

Now in the pop-up window for this addtion, I continue (again as described in the article):

I get to the "Name and Location" window as described in the article AND THIS IS WHERE I GET STUCK.

For the first step... no problem.

1. I change the Name to the IP Address as specified (though I would have thought it more logical to change to the Device Name.

However, at the second step I get STUCK!!

2. The instructions for the location were as follows (and I quote them):

"Change Location to IP_[ip of WPS54G]P1 (replace WPS54G with the name of your Print Server -- you wrote it down)."



Now, given all of the information that I have specified above, I do NOT understand what is being requested.

a. I do not5 konw what meant by "[ip of WPS54G]"....

Is that supposed to be the "ip address"? or is it supposed to be the Device Name?

b. I do not understand the "P1" that follows... are the "square brackets" ([]) to be included or are they just to

"set off" the rest of the information... ?

If it is the device name that is meant, I see at least the following possibilities

IP_LK87C729P1

IP_[LK87C729]P1

IP_[192.168.1.78]P1



Well, you get the idea. Also, am I supposed to specify the "Logical Port"? If so, where?



so, if anyone can just explain how to correctly specify the "Location" Information, then I might be able to FINALLY get this working.

I am really angry at Linksys since they would not answer this at all when I called.... claiming that it has to be treated as a "Support Incident".. and costing MORE dollars.....



any help will be GREATLY appreciated!!!



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