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    May 2009
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Linksys Print Server WPS-54G


    I just want to share my findings when installing a printer that is connected to a print server
    brand: linksys
    model: WPS54G

    Printer attached:
    brand: hp
    model: LaserJet p2015d

    The way to make ubuntu prints is via IPP, not LPR/LPD option (since that's what's used when it's under WinXP).

    After reading several posts, the way to install printer is thru
    System -> Administration -> Printing

    If we click New -> Printer, we find that the system automatically tries to detect printer that is connected physically. However, in this case, the printer is connected wirelessly via a device, before ubuntu wouldn't be able to 'see' the printer, so definitely, it fails to find it.

    Then we'll be presented with a window titled "Select Device". Choose Network Printer (see the mini triangle beside it? Click it and it will expand) and choose Internet Printing Protocol.

    Host: <fill in the IP address of your WPS54G (you ought to have assigned a static IP beforehand)>
    Queue: /printer/<you can fill whatever you want, but normally model of the printer> (at this part, it's not very intuitive for users with Win98 background, maybe the developer should have a tooltip)

    After the Queue part is filled, then the FORWARD button isn't greyed out anymore, and you'll be presented with Select Printer Driver (as per WinXP).
    (The opposite of what happen in WinXP, we choose the driver first, then change the port option.)

    After selecting the appropriate printer driver, you're good to go!

    Hopefully this helps in people trying to install their printers that's connected via Linksys WPS54G, however I'm quite sure this is equally applicable to other simple print server devices, such as Edimax, Dlink, etc.

    Last edited by gnulab; May 19th, 2009 at 05:50 AM.
    you were once a newbie too.

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