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    Adding TCP/IP to Macintosh printer

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    by betty.wells ·

    I have an Epson printer set up for Macintosh users only and I need to allow some of my Windows 2000 users to be able to print to it.Can someone walk me through this set up?

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    • #3693986

      Adding TCP/IP to Macintosh printer

      by kwoerner ·

      In reply to Adding TCP/IP to Macintosh printer

      Need more info.
      1. What model is the Epson printer?
      2. How is it attached to the network, through a mac workstation, a server, directly to a network node?
      3. If the access to the printer is controled by a server, what type: Apple, NT, Netware?Let me know and I’ll try to help you out.

    • #3701906

      Adding TCP/IP to Macintosh printer

      by jpt ·

      In reply to Adding TCP/IP to Macintosh printer

      I was trying to do the same thing you are trying to find out. I talk with some mac specialist and they told me it could not be done if the mac is setup on a Windows Server. If you ever do find a solution (if there is one out there) could you please let me know. I will ask the question and reward you some points for your efforts.

      Good Luck

    • #3812212

      Adding TCP/IP to Macintosh printer

      by larry23 ·

      In reply to Adding TCP/IP to Macintosh printer

      In order to connect the Epson / RIP to a PC, you need to make the connection via the parallel port on one of your PC computers.

      Once physically connected, go to the add printer wizard to install the PC drivers.(add the printer to the local machine – not the network). After completing the set up, you need to share the printer so the other PC’s can see and print to it.

      Unfortunatley, in this situation you cannot directly connect the printer and PC via the ethernet card in the RIP. You must use the parallel connection.

      This should solve your problem, both platforms should now be able to print to the printer – the Macs via the ethernet, the pc’s via the parallel connection.

      I hope this helps.

    • #3859357

      Adding TCP/IP to Macintosh printer

      by bretdaniel ·

      In reply to Adding TCP/IP to Macintosh printer

      Hi

      Basically, you have to dis-own appletalk as you know it…

      This will only work if your EPSON supports TCPIP
      (see below if not the case)

      With later OSs (OS>8.6) you do the following:
      1) find the apple laserwriter utility
      2) create a new desktop printer and select PRINTER(LPR)
      3)at the next screen select the PPD file for the EPSON
      4) change the LPR selection
      5) enter the IP address
      6) save

      In the chooser you can select this printer, then you will be able to print VIA TCP/IP from the MAC.

      On the PC side, depending on OS, you may set it up printing as a network printer (either TCP/IP, vai a print server or even direct connect via LPT port) May printers will auto-sense the connection..

      **********************

      Ifthe epson does not support TCP/IP (like older ink-jet models) you may need to purchase a local-talk to ethernet bridge (Farallon make a couple) this will allow your local-talk printer get an IP address, etc.

      contact off list, if you have more questions

    • #3760295

      Adding TCP/IP to Macintosh printer

      by betty.wells ·

      In reply to Adding TCP/IP to Macintosh printer

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