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Printing to Laserwriter Select 360

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Joseph Rabushka Calculating status...
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Jul 24, 2010 3:15 PM
Now that I have a new Mac Mini I can’t print to my LaserWriter select 360 because appletalk is no longer supported. The printer is connected via an Asante Talk box to an Ethernet network. How can I give the printer an IP address so I can use it? I printed out its configuration page but there was no IP address.
Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Bruce De Benedictis Level 4 Level 4 (1,685 points)
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    Jul 24, 2010 9:17 PM (in response to Joseph Rabushka)
    The AsanteTalk box only works with AppleTalk. You will need a different print server, or a USB to parallel cord to use your printer.
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  • Bruce De Benedictis Level 4 Level 4 (1,685 points)
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    Jul 28, 2010 5:07 PM (in response to Joseph Rabushka)
    Try the USBTB backend at http://buymelunch.org/printing/usbtb/ .
    MacBook Pro
  • Brent D. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 7, 2010 6:50 PM (in response to Joseph Rabushka)
    Wow!

    This rocks! I have been wondering why my brand new USB to Parallel cable wasn't allowing me to set up my Laserwriter Pro 630, and have spent a little bit of time manually poking around the forums to see what others have been experiencing. Only by pure persistence and a bit of luck did I find this thread, and in so doing, found reference to USBTB!

    The odd part is that the installer asks you to select a specific printer, and the Apple printers are not on the list. When I hit Cancel on that screen (the manual print-driver selection screen), the installer finished, and just as the OP noted, I was suddenly able to add my printer using the standard Add Printer dialog (I just had to select the Printer Driver in that screen!)

    Thanks so very much for posting your experience here!
    iMac 27" i7, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Airport Extreme, Airport Express Network, iPhone and a LW Pro 630!

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