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oldngray



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Printer connection problem Reply with quote

I am running Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS on a Compaq laptop. The printer is recognized (a Brother HL5370DW) which is connected wireless to a router. The laptop is connected to the network. When I try to print I get a message "Printer not connected?" though it shows the printer in the dialog box. How do I "connect" the printer. It apparently has the latest CUPS driver installed on the system.

Thanks for any help.
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johnhudson
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No sure whether this is relevant but I read another thread which said there could be problems if the printer is connected to the network using DCHP and the answer was to configure the printer with a static IP address.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DHCP is only useful for printers if you can reserve a particular address.
This is because printer ports are tied to IP addresses, if the IP address changes, you lose connectivity.
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