Installing a USB Printer in a Macintosh Environment
Before You Begin
Before you establish print server functionality, make sure that your Macintosh environment meets the following requirements:
- Mac OS 7.6x or Mac OS 8.1 or later
- LaserWriter driver version 8.5.1 or later
- Desktop Printer Spooler 2.1 extension or later
- Desktop Print Monitor 2.1 extension or later
- Desktop Printer Utility 1.0 or later
- Open Transport 1.1 or later
- PostScript compatible printer attached to the router
Install the USB Printer
Disconnect the printer cable from the computer and connect it to the PRINTER port on the rear of the router.
Then follow the instructions below for each computer that will use the USB printer.
Macintosh OS X
- Go to the Printer List.
- Select IP Printing.
- In Printer's IP address, enter the router's LAN IP address (the factory default is 192.168.123.254).
- Clear Use default queue on server.
- In queue name type lp.
- Select your Printer Model and Printer Name and click Add.
Macintosh OS 7.6 through Macintosh OS 9.x
- Locate the Desktop Printer Utility (usually located in the Apple Extras folder on your hard drive), select Printer (LPR), and click OK.
- Change the Postscirpt Printer Description (PPD) file to match your printer. The PPD file should have come with your printer software. If not, contact the manufacturer of your print device.
- Under Internet Printer, select Change and click OK.
- Enter the LAN IP address of the NAT router (the default is 192.168.123.254) and click Enter.
- In the queue name field, select lp.
- Click Verify and click OK.
- Go to the File Menu and select Save.
- Enter a name and location for the destop printer icon and click OK.
- Set your printing options by highlighting the Desktop Printer icon and select Change Setup from the Printing Menu.