Nov 20, '02 08:44:33AM • Contributed by: jeb1138
- People trying to use the Linksys WPS11 Wireless Print Server with Jaguar, since Linksys doesn't offer technical support for Macs.
- People trying to use a Samsung Laser Printer in a non-usb fashion.
Print to a Samsung laser over a wireless Linksys router
Nov 20, '02 08:44:33AM • Contributed by: jeb1138
Just got through a half-day of getting my Powerbook running 10.2.2 to print to my Samsung ML-1210 laser printer through a Linksys WPS11 Wireless Print Server. Hopefully my fun experience will be helpful to:
I found some info on the Intel web site under the Windows 2000 / NT LPR configuration, but it worked for two iMacs at my wife's school.
Add a new IP Printer and type in the IP address of the Netport but make sure you remove the checkbox from the "Use default queue on server" and type in one of the following:
LPT1_PASSTHRUYour choice, of course, depends on the port that your printer is attached to. I "believe" this would also work on a single port Netport but I can't confirm that.
Under Jaguar, I sometimes get a problem with Airport where the connection drops, and any attempt to use the Airport toolbar menu results in a finder lockup (spinning rainbow disk). I've discovered that unloading and reloading the Airport driver kernel extension fixes the problem. Here's the script I've written to do that (it needs to be run as an admin user):
#!/bin/shThis fixes the Finder lockup and allows me to rejoin the wireless network. The only catch is that thereafter the toolbar menu is nonfunctional, and I need to toggle it off and then on again in Internet Connect to get it to work (any advice on how to do this programatically would be appreciated).
Print to Mac-connected DeskJet 970 from Windows
Nov 01, '02 09:26:04AM • Contributed by: Hoosier_1701
I have finally succeeded in getting my Windows 2000 PC to print to my HP Deskjet 970 which is attached to my iMac. I know this works for USB inkjets. Your mileage may vary with other types of printers. Essentially, you don't use Samba at all, just CUPS.
Read the rest of the article for the how-to...
After having connected and logged in to another machine on your network, drag its disk icon into your ~/Library -> Favorites folder. Next time you want to connect, it will be right there as a Go -> Favorites menu item, or in the Favorites folder from any finder window. If you find yourself regularly accessing a particular folder on the server, drag that folder icon from the host to your Favorites instead of the disk icon -- saves you from having to drill down each time you connect.
[Editor's note: The Favorites folder can be a big time saver in many areas; accessing to networked volumes is one of them. For an even more powerful version of Favorites, check out Default Folder X, which provides a custom list of favorites on an application specific basis.]
Share a Brother MFC 3100C from Jaguar to Win98
Oct 31, '02 09:29:05AM • Contributed by: Anonymous
I have been unable to find any help on the 'net on how to share my Brother MFC 3100C from my Mac OS X 10.2 machine to a windows '98 machine; however, there were other helpful hints (far too many to list) that allowed me to find the following solution. I'm submitting it here in case it can be of use to other people. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I suggested to Brother that they publish this as well in their own FAQs. I hope it is easy to understand and helpful. :)
If you need to make virtual private network connections (VPN) to allow outside users to use your internal, firewalled network and are IP address poor (ie. you can't assign addresses to the VPN clients as all of your subnet is filled) and you have MacOS X Server, you can use the built in VPN server in Mac OS X. Note, the server needs to be outside the firewall or have the firewall configured to allow PPTP connections through. Explaining how to set up your firewall is outside the scope of this hint.
For this tip you need to be comfortable in the UNIX shell.
[Editor's note: I have not tested this hint, and note that it requires OS X Server.]
Although you can hit Command-K to access the Connect to Server dialog box in the Finder, if you're not in the Finder, you need to first switch to it. This hint will create an application that can be stored on your desktop, in your dock, in DragThing, DropDrawers, etc., making Connect to Server accessible from anywhere without the need to first activate the Finder.
Open Script Editor (in your Utilities folder) and type in this program:
tell application "Finder"Save it as an application on the desktop, or wherever. I even copied the "Network" icon from the left most finder column view pane and pasted it over the new app's icon, and named the app "Connect to Server".
Even more interesting, if you remove the "showing file servers" portion of the second line, then you get a new pop-up menu in the dialog. This pop-up menu lists all possible types of connections, which is pretty interesting in itself!
This is a set of directions for anyone wanting to set up a wireless network which includes non-Aiport PowerBooks (Note: this works for any PowerBook with CardBus). Instructions:
[Editor's note: I haven't tested these instructions myself ... we've run other hints pointing at the sourceforge project site, but not with a set of instructions on how to use it.]
A recent hint here explained how to enable NAT on boot, but this one enables Apple's actual Internet Sharing option from the Sharing panel during startup. Here's what you need to do.
[Editor's note: I have not tested this myself ... and yes, it's distinct from the above referenced hint. That hint launched NAT at startup, the command-line version of internet sharing; this hint enables Apple's version, which apparently has some differences according to the comments to the first hint.]
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