Unable to print from Macintosh via Linksys print server
Posted on 2004-09-13
I have a home wireless network consisting of a DSL modem, a Linksys wireless router (WRT54G), a Linksys wireless print server (WPS 54Gu2) with two printers attached (HP laserjet 5P and Deskjet 895Cse), a Windows XP Home laptop with a 802.11g card, and a macintosh powerbook G4 with airport extreme running OS 10.3.5. Both computers can access the internet just fine. The Windows machine can print from either printer. However, the powerbook apparently cannot find the print server or the printers attached to it.
I have tried setting up new printers on the mac, using Appletalk, HP IP printing, IP printing, and LPR printing. I have seen no evidence that the mac can even see the print server, since when it goes out to find and display the list of connected devices, it comes up with nothing.
I can navigate to the print server by going to Safari and typing in the print server's IP address. That just takes me to the setup routine, which is no help.
The print server apparently supports Appletalk, although Linksys disclaims all knowledge of Appletalk and Macs when I call them. The router manual explicity says the router does not support Appletalk. I assume that if the router doesn't support Appletalk, then two devices connecting through the router cannot connect using Appletalk?
Is it possible to print from a Mac with this combination of hardware? It appears from other questions asked and answered here that it is, but I am stuck. If it is possible, what type of connection protocol should I be using, and how do I set it up?