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  • Botts85 Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2009 8:13 AM (in response to NR2D)
    Got my C3400n working!!!

    I used the UK C3400n drivers based on the advice of the nice Oki tech support employee.

    If you call, they can e-mail you the drivers as well!

    Hopefully this helps!

    Brian
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Barbara Passman3 Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
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    Sep 9, 2009 7:14 PM (in response to dlewandowski)
    Use the Menu on your printer. You will find the IP in something called SETUP or some such information pane.
    The printer will give you its IP.
    MacbookPro (Unibody) 2.8 Ghz 4 Gig Ram; 24" LED monitor, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Quiller Calculating status...
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    Sep 10, 2009 10:35 PM (in response to Botts85)
    Sorry, Botts.

    Just caught your message. I see you're up an running, so congratulations!!

    To answer your question anyway, yes, I just downloaded and reinstalled 10.5. During the process of installing a new printer I had to fish around with "More" printers for a minute, but the newly installed 10.5 driver popped up and a couple clicks later it was all good.

    I'm keeping my eyes on the Oki site for when they make an official 10.6 driver.

    JP
  • Edward Cross Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Sep 11, 2009 3:24 AM (in response to Quiller)
    On another thread someone posted a solution for the 6150 PS drivers rather than having to use the Generic Postscript driver. It seems there is a permissions problem that can be fixed using terminal. I tried it and am now using the Okidata 6150 PS drivers.

    Here's the link to the other thread:
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10156651&#10156651
    MacPro 2006 16GB RAM HD4870 Radeon 300VR, 1TB WDs, 30"ACD, 24"DELL, Mac OS X (10.6), 2 Superdrives, RocketRAID w/ 4x500GB WD RAID0 and 4x300GB Maxtors RAID0
  • dc Haley Calculating status...
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    Sep 13, 2009 6:11 AM (in response to NR2D)
    "Well I got my 5150N working last night.

    I have been reading in this thread about using the TCP/IP driver for printing. I didn't think my printer had a TCP/IP connection. Since I have had the printer, about 3 years, I have always used the USB port. I got the manual for the printer out and found it did indeed have a TCP/IP port.

    The only other problem I thought I might have is my wireless router says nothing about using prints on it. I have 4 hard wire jacks on the router. Well I said I might as well try it. And success! In fact I got my old Windows machine and my Windows laptop to all print.

    In the end I gained more."

    If you wouldn't mind sharing some info with us 5150N sufferers did you lose any options?
    Such as color selections or tray selections?

    Thanks
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • medicalid Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 13, 2009 4:51 PM (in response to Botts85)
    well I have tried everything to get my c5500 working and it still wont. it tells me the ip is wrong i went into the printer network setting and the print n=menu and printed out the menu and network map and it goves the ip however it will not work
    IMAC, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • David Ivey Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Sep 13, 2009 6:55 PM (in response to hamiller)
    This problem is very strange. I have a Mac Pro 1.1 model running Snow Leopard and I was able to install my Oki C5200n network printer fine with no problem. On my wife's iMac 7.1, which is a much newer machine, no such look. Under Snow Leopard her computer does not see the Oki printer drivers; it just says "printer drivers not installed". I went back and reinstalled the old 10.5 printer drivers on her computer and the same thing - "printer drivers not installed". I should note that when both computers were on Leopard both computers printed fine to the C5200n. Only the newer iMac is now not detecting any printer drivers installed even though they are. I have tried setting up as IPP, using Bonjour, and using the generic post script driver - nothing works. I have literally tried every possible combination available using the Gutenprint printer drivers that came with Snow Leopard and nothing works. The only thing that works for her machine is for her to print using printer sharing connected to my Mac Pro. We've sent e-mails to Oki asking for help or a date when drivers will be available and we have received no response. This is really unacceptable.
    Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • medicalid Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 14, 2009 10:18 AM (in response to David Ivey)
    I totally agree, this is unacceptable. I just emailed Oki tech support again and no reply form them at all.
    I had to purchase another printer that had the updated drivers.
    IMAC, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • David Ivey Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Sep 16, 2009 11:59 AM (in response to medicalid)
    OK, I got my iMac printing to my Oki C5200n on a wireless network. Here's how:

    To begin with I contacted Oki Support and told them my problem how that even Leopard drivers would not show up on the iMac after installing them. All I got was a "printer driver missing" message. They sent to me via e-mail a European printer driver for the C5650n and was told that they'd had success with this driver for printers connected to networks.

    I installed the driver on the iMac (it is a 10.5 Leopard driver) and sure enough, it finally appeared in the install dialog box so I could continue the installation. Here are the steps:

    1. Installed driver C5600 C5800 (Mac OS X) Leopard. The name of the dmg file that was sent to me is C5680allosx230_tcm3-67845.dmg. Perhaps you can search for that driver on Oki's website. It is supposedly a European driver but the language is all in English.

    2. Select Add Printer - Default - and then click on "More printers" button at the bottom left.

    3. There should be two printers listed: C5600 and C5800 installed. I selected Oki/TCP IP drop down selection and then I selected the C5600 driver in the window below and then typed in the IP address for the neworked printer and then clicked the "add" button.

    I was then able to print wirelessly from the iMac to the printer. I did not check to see if all of the functions and settings were available but I can say that printer operations have been restored so that solves my immediate problem for now. Hope someone finds this information useful. Good luck.
    Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • iBlacky Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2009 3:37 PM (in response to David Ivey)
    Hi,

    could you send me the driver (C5680allosx230_tcm3-67845.dmg) via eMail because I can't find the driver on the OKI pages?

    I have the same printer and exactly the same problem ("printer driver missing" message, etc.)
    Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • David Ivey Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Sep 17, 2009 3:52 PM (in response to iBlacky)
    Sure, I can do that but I'll need an e-mail address.
    Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Billy Barker Calculating status...
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    Sep 18, 2009 1:24 PM (in response to David Ivey)
    David - can you email me the driver as well? Thanks in advance!

    billy.barker@gpsinsight.com
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • David Ivey Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Sep 18, 2009 1:49 PM (in response to Billy Barker)
    Billy: I have e-mailed the driver to you. Good luck.
    Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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