MAC printing with USB/Ethernet printer adapters
Posted on 2007-03-17
My wife forced me to buy her a MAC laptop so I got a new Intel based MacBook but cannot reliably get it to print over my existing PC network. I have two HP printers (deskjet 960 and Laserjet 1010) connected to the network via USB/Ethernet adapters.
I am trying to specify a TCP/IP printer in the Mac setup but, even though both printers are natively supported by OS 10.4, the printer models do not show up in the print using box. I found a Gimp driver for the deskjet and it seems to work but I cannot get the Laserjet to print. I have chosen various drivers at random but mostly end up printing alphabet soup if it prints at all. One choice seemed to work for a day or two but now fails, only printing a cryptic message: Unsupported Personality :PCL”. If I directly connect the printers then MAC sees and identifies them and prints.
So, how do I force the printer models to become visible in the print using box? Or, more to the point, how do I set up the MAC to print through the print adapters?