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Old 9th September 2008, 08:43 PM
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Apple Time Capsule and Printing in CUPS

If anyone might be interested, here's how to get printers connected to the Apple Time Capsule USB port to work with CUPS (this is applicable to other distros as well).

Use the following for the CUPS printer configuration:

Device URI: socket://"your_router's_IP":9100

where, 9100 is the port for the printer device on the Time Capsule.

Using a USB hub is allowable, with the second printer device using port 9101, and so on.

Of course, you want to make sure that you have a driver that is supported in CUPS.

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Old 21st February 2009, 06:27 PM
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I tried this out with my HP LaserJet 4l (using a USB-parallel cable). The Time Capsule can see the printer fine, but when I print to it from Fedora 10 using port 9100, it just says "printing.." and nothing ever comes out. I can print to it using Bonjour (Rendezvous) from my Powerbook just fine. Is there Rendezvous support for CUPS under Linux?
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Old 21st February 2009, 07:28 PM
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Not using a Mac, I'm not sure what to tell you regarding Rendezvous.

Printing from XP is also flawless, but I'm using Apple's Bonjour application for device detection (although I can also detect the device manually using the same logic as for Linux).

I'm currently using Fedora 9, so perhaps there is something a bit different in F10?

Did you try printing a test page from within CUPS?

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Old 15th September 2009, 11:30 PM
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excellent simple setup tip! Thanks!

Very Cool! Thanks for your help. I have an Airport Express connected via LAN to my router (at a static ip) and was able to set up my HP PhotoSmart 7350 perfectly with this simple method. I'm running fedora 11 btw.
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Old 15th September 2009, 11:37 PM
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Glad to hear it... BTW, I'm still using F9, but thinking of installing F11 as well.
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