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A possible fix for unreliable printing over Airport
Authored by: Bruno Grieco on May 29, '07 07:14:08PM

Thanks, it worked great.

This seems to be a problem not with the airport base station but with the airport card itself.
I use this hint to fix the problem with a printer (HP 6980) connected directly thru a router.

I tried AirPrintFix, but it didn't work as expected, it was never executed due to privileges problems.

So I wrote an Applescript to correct it, saved as an application and included it into the user's login's items thru the prefferences panel.

The applescript is :
do shell script "sudo ipfw add pipe 1 ip from any to x.x.x.x pppp" password "your password" with administrator privileges
do shell script "sudo ipfw pipe 1 config bw 2Mbit/s queue 10" password ""your password"" with administrator privileges

where x.x.x.x is the printer's ip and
pppp is the printer's bonjour service port ( find it out with bonjour browser )


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A possible fix for unreliable printing over Airport
Authored by: jgh23 on Jun 01, '07 07:54:24AM

I'm sorry that AirPrintFix didn't work for you. Its main advantage over an applescript is that it doesn't need a copy of your password, and is automatically there whenever anyone logs in.

If you can describe the problems that meant it didn't work, I can try to fix them in AirPrintFix.

Best, Jon Hall
(This hint's, and AirPrintFix's, author)

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