Network Printer Problem

Mike Adolf mlnx at
Sat Mar 3 17:47:08 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-03-03 at 08:49 -0700, jim barnes wrote:
> On Friday 02 March 2007 17:00, Mike Adolf wrote:
> > I just purchased an HP c5180 printer.  It is installed with a direct
> > ethernet connection to a LAN port on my router. My machine is also a
> > direct ethernet connection to the router. When I boot to Windows, the
> > printer works fine. It also works fine on other wireless XP machines on
> > the LAN.  Problem is I can't get Ubuntu 6.10 to detect it. In printer
> > setup if I choose "network printer" it asks for a URL http://.... or
> > ipp...  I have no idea what to put.  If it has a hostname, I don't know
> > what it is and network ips are dynamic.  If I tell Ubuntu to detect it,
> > it says 'none detected'.  HELP!
> >
> Most likely the printer is on a different subnet and can't be "seen" by ubuntu
> In your printer documentation are directions for printing out the current 
> settings. Something akin to pressing a front panel botton for 3-6 seconds. 
> Then you can connect to your printers web gui setup utility (from a browser) 
> and change the ip as you see fit, or create a route to it as is.
> HTH,
> -- 
> jim barnes

I made a browser connection to my printer using the DHCP ip assigned by
the router.  I set the printer config using that ip and still on luck.
There is a printer web page that allows me to set the ip configuration
to static ip , sub mask and gateway. I really don't want to use static
addresses. Also, I can ping the printer OK. If I can ping it shouldn't
Ubuntu cups be able to find it?


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