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Connect Savin C2408 to MacBook Pro

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I want to connect my Savin C2408 Color Multifunction to my MacBook Pro. I went online to Savin and downloaded the correct drivers for OS 10.4.11. I plugged in the Ethernet cable to the Savin and then to my Macbook. I tried going through the printer setup utility that I downloaded from Savin, but it is only seeing the Appletalk Zone and cannot find any printers. I'm no where close to being "network saavy", so if anyone could offer some advice, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Question by:ChimneySupply
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by:Ron Malmstead
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First,..on your SAVIN mutlifunction...if you want it to be on the network, you need to get into the network settings and assign the appropriate address to be on the same subnet as your machine...  So if your machines IP is something like 192.168.0.2, then the saving printer should be 192.168.6.x (an ip that's not in use) ....Then ...instead of pluggin the ethernet into your macbook...you need to plug it into the actual network/hub/switch...etc.  The same network that your macbook is plugged into.  If you want to plug it directly to your macbook, then you would likely be using a USB cable, not an ethernet network cable.
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by:ChimneySupply
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My MacBook Pro is running wireless from an Apple Base Station. (This is a home office). I have RoadRunning coming into my office and the cable going from the RoadRunner modem to my Base Station. Can I take an ethernet cable from the Savin to my Apple Base Station and see it via wireless? Other than the Base Station, I have no other hub, switch, etc. MacBook is not plugged into anything.

Again - networking I don't have the slightest clue as to what is going on. Tell me what to do, and I'll move heaven and earth to do it, but you have got to explain it to me like you are talking to a rock. :-)  Thanks!

My wife has a PC in the same office that I have a serial cable going from the Savin and plugging directly into the back of her computer (so whenever I have to print anything on the Savin, I have to email it to her, which she in turns sends to the printer).

I of course, would like everything to be networked together and everybody seeing everything. Do I need to do something different to accomplish this?
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"Can I take an ethernet cable from the Savin to my Apple Base Station and see it via wireless? ".....YES...that is the ideal setup.  You plug the printer into a LAN port on your wireless base.  Then after when go through the software setup process, your macbook should be able to detect the printer on the network during setup..
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by:Ron Malmstead
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The printer should be setup to get an IP address from your base by default.  If not, you might have to set the IP address for the printer manually from the printer itself.... there should be an admin / setup /..or settings, button on the front of that printer or on the lcd touch display...

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by:ChimneySupply
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Thanks so much! Printing wirelessly from my MacBook Pro to my Savin Copier now!
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