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I'm trying to have a wps54gworking on a mac os x. I have read a lot of stuff about this, but nothing seems to work and I don't understand why. The strange thing is that it work on mac os x, because a lot of people did this.

The printer is connected to the printserver with a USB cable

This is what I have:

  • Notebook with Mac OS x
  • WPSM54G
  • Canon Pixma MP750 printer

Can someone give the the right way how to do this?

Answer what worked for me:

Background: 1) Configure the print server and successfully print from windows (I don't know of another way)

2) I am running and printing on 10.5.6, using both methods below.

2) Download and install Gimp-Printing for Mac OS X. Check to make sure your printer is supported.

3) Download and install nmap\zenmap for OS X. This is a useful tool for discovery and what I used to find ports and there uses.

4) I had some luck with LPD printing, but only on the first print. After that the printer printed garbage on more pages than what I requested. NOT OPTIMAL!

Now you are free to print from either (or both) ways as setup below.

IPP Printing Protocol: Internet Printing Protocol - IPP Address: The network address of your WPSM54G + port 631 (192.168.1.149:631) Queue: ipp/P1 Name: ipp/P1 Print Using: Select your printer here.

Click Add.

Now select the printer in the printer and fax config dialog and go to the options and supplies area

Change the name to something useful (I used "R320 - IPP")

Change the location to "IP_" + the network name for your print server (LK and the last 6 characters of the MAC address) But you can get this from your router, nmap/zenmap by scanning the address of the print server, or just create it from the method in the parenthesis above + "P1"

So to clarify my location would be: "IP_LKA040BAP1"

Click okay, and print away.

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Partially because most of the existing documentation is windows centric. You can bypass their install tool, but it involves a few steps. It is completely operating system independent. You should be able to set it up the same way on Windows, Mac or *nix.

You can find the procedure here.

Let me know if there's anything in these instructions that don't work or aren't right.

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thank you for your reply, the only thing is, how can I get this to work on a Apple Mac OSx? –  Chris Jan 14 '10 at 12:35
    
Follow the instructions in the answer, then you can direct your computer to the printer using this: docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/8670.html or this: howto.ccs.neu.edu/howto/printing/adding-a-printer-to-mac-osx –  DaveParillo Jan 14 '10 at 23:20
    
wednesday I'll go to this man and see if your sollution works. –  Chris Jan 15 '10 at 12:02
    
I have edited my question with a answer on my own question –  Chris Jan 20 '10 at 11:53
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