Printer Issue

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Jun 30 20:11:48 UTC 2009

On 06/30/2009 12:46 PM, Stephen S. Disbrow wrote:
> Hi, I have a netgear printserver hooked up to a linksys router. All
> my windows machines use it. I recently loaded ubuntu 9.4 dumping
> windows. I have read some info on how to set it up, but either the
> instructions were for older versions of ubuntu, or they didn't work.
> I would really like to do it manually rather than use the GUI,
> because I'm blind and not used to Orca yet. Anyone know where I could
> get the info I need, or if you have done it in 9.4 from the GUI could
> you give me some hints.

You didn't say which model, but assuming it's a Netgear WGPS606, then
this might be of help:


Wireless Print Server setup on 8.04
by bogey - 2009-01-08 02:40

Well I am not sure if this will help but this is how I set up my Netgear
WGPS606 Wireless Print Server using 8.04. I have a dual boot computer
with Windows XP and Ubuntu. I also use the printer wirelessly for my
laptops as well.

Using the Printing - New Printer wizard
- Under Select Connection I selected LPD/LPR Host or Printer.
- Under Host I entered the IP number for my printer.
- Under Queue I enter L2. I can plug in 2 USB printers to my print
server and I have my printer plugged into port 2, thus the L2.
- I hit Apply and it set it up.

For the longest time I didn't think it was working because I was hitting
Print Test with no luck. I finally decided to just try and print
something and it worked. It didn't matter if I used the printer wizard
or Cups, they both worked the same.

If that doesn't work, then you can try ipp (Internet Printing Protocol)
- that is what I use for printing across my network. The format for ipp
in the 'Host' box is:

ipp://<IP address of device printer is attached



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