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Old 11-15-2004
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Default Printed not recognized by mac

Hi, I have a printer hp laserjet 6L and works perfectly in windows 2000, but it's not recognized by my powerbook (Mac OS X 10.3.6). I don't know if the problem is the printer or the usb-parallel adapter that I use to connect it to the powerbook (the adapter works well under windows). Can anybody tell me what I should do to use the printer with the mac? It seems that there is no driver available for this printer under Mac OS X, so I don't know what I can do to use it.
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Old 09-17-2008
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Default Re: Printed not recognized by mac

Well Silvia,

you posted this about 4 years ago, but when I go look at supported printers, there IS a driver from gutenprint available in OSX 10.5 for the 6L
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Old 02-03-2009
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Hi Silvia,

I suppose you have PC and MAC.

One thing you could do is to share the printer in windows 2000. If you're using a dynamic IP it could be a problem, you need to change TCP to a static IP.

First go to All Programas->Accesories->System symbol and write ipconfig and push intro, write the connection Ip address, subnet, gateway...

Go to control panel, Connections -> right click in your lan conection and select properties

Then select Internet Protocol TCP/IP and clic properties, select use following IP and put you have write down firs IP address: 192.168.x.x or you have in IP address, sunet mask, gateway: 192.168.x.1 or you have in Gateway

To DNS you can use: and or look into [url][/url] for another DNS.

Then accept changes, and go to mac

Open the printer utility (Applications->Utilities).. (sorry if the name it's not exactly.. i'm spanish from spain)

Well, when you open it you need to add another printer... later appear another window with 2 buttons clic on Printer Navigator, select More Printers.

In the new windows Select Windows Printers and the network (i supose workgroup) then apper the windows 2000 computer, open it (fill username you have in windows 2000 to open sesion) and appears the laserjet 6l printer.

At the bottom select HP printer and try HP Laserjet 6 series - Gimp-Print v5.0.0-beta2 or a generic printer and add

Try to print something

If not print try to install PCMac Lan into PC and MAc and share Printer.

If need more help say me or send me a mail: [email][/email]


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