Mac OS X Printing Stalls when sending to Network Printer through Win2K Server
Posted on 2004-10-27
For over a year, our school's teachers and administrator have been able to print to our networked Lanier 5685 copier/printer. We are using TCP/IP to network and originally added the printer as "generic" from the Printer Utility using AppleTalk/Local AppleTalk Zone. We are using Mac OS 10.2.8 and 10.3.5. We have a wireless network that uses a win2k server as a file server and to queue our print jobs. The printer uses a D-Link wireless adapter to join the network.
For the past three weeks, every job we have sent to the printer has stalled in the server and had to be deleted from the queue. Print jobs created on our server and sent to the printer work with no problems. We haven't made any changes in the server software. I have updated the Macs so they are current and have repaired permissions on each of them. I have tried deleting the printer from some of our computers and downloading/installing the recommended drivers (2002 vintage) from Lanier's website. This didn't help. I don't know where to go next. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!!!!!