Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 8:48 AM (in response to akubraman)
Changing your router is like a heart transplant for your network. Everything changes.
Generally speaking, for printers connected via Ethernet, you go to System Preferences > Print & Scan, and click the + (plus) button. Most of the time the printer is found automatically.
If that does not work, click the IP pane, select "Line Printer Daemon", supply the printer's IP address, the queue name (this is optional unless you are using a print server), and the name you would like to give the printer - any human-readable name you choose. "Location" is optional. For "print using", click "select printer software" and scroll through until you find the appropriate driver.
When you are done it ought to look something like this:
Click Done and the printer will be added to your printer list. Next time you print, select that printer.
Delete the earlier one in Print & Scan.MacBooks iMacs iPods AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 27 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 5:54 PM (in response to John Galt)
Thank you John. The first option has been tried. It recognizes that there's a printer out there but when I send a print job to it, it just hangs. Regarding the second option, how does one determine the IP address for the printer. WIth the old router it would show up on the LCD screen of the printer but now it just says "Sleep mode on" or "Ready" depending on if I've hit a button on it or not.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 6:00 PM (in response to John Galt)
Correction, it shows an IP address of 192.168.1.201 but I'm assuming from what I've seen on my Mac and in dealing with another app that it should reflect something similar to your image: 10.0.1.???
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 6:22 PM (in response to akubraman)
You need to assign the printer an IP address available to your LAN.
Linksys routers default to assigning IP addresses in the range 192.168.x.x. Apple AirPort base stations default to 10.0.x.x. I don't know what AT&T uses.
If you did not change that, you must either change your router's addressing scheme, or the printer's, so that all your network equipment is on the same subnet.
To determine if your printer is available on your LAN you can use Terminal - Terminal is in your Mac's Utilities folder. Open Terminal and type
... followed by the IP address of your printer.
For example, if its IP address is 10.0.1.100 you would see output like this
Johns-iMac:~ john$ ping 10.0.1.100
PING 10.0.1.100 (10.0.1.100): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 10.0.1.100: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=5.478 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.1.100: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=2.461 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.1.100: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=2.489 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.1.100: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=2.841 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.1.100: icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=2.793 ms
--- 10.0.1.100 ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 2.461/3.212/5.478/1.143 ms
Press control c to terminate the ping requests.
On the other hand if you see output like this
Johns-iMac:~ john$ ping 10.0.1.101
PING 10.0.1.101 (10.0.1.101): 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
Request timeout for icmp_seq 1
Request timeout for icmp_seq 2
Request timeout for icmp_seq 3
--- 10.0.1.101 ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss
... then the printer does not exist on your LAN. You won't get to step 1 until it is.MacBooks iMacs iPods AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 27 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 6:58 AM (in response to akubraman)
Success! I had to hook up the old router to get the iMac to talk to the printer but then I was able to go into the printer's set-up browser pages and assign the new IP. I even pinged it first after I switched over to the AEBS but it printed fine.
Now, maybe you can help me with a related issue. This has been going on for time now but for some reason my Macbook Pro doesn't automatically recognize the Airport Wi-Fi network (either here or at my home). I have to manually use the pull down menu and identify the network for it (in spite of the fact that I've checked 'Remember this network'). What is happening here?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 7:41 AM (in response to akubraman)
... some reason my Macbook Pro doesn't automatically recognize the Airport Wi-Fi network (either here or at my home). I have to manually use the pull down menu and identify the network for it
This annoying problem arose after an earlier OS X updates. Subsequent updates fixed it for most people, but it still exists for some others. The cause remains elusive.
The only thing I can suggest is to go to System Preferences > Network > Advanced button, and remove (forget) all the networks that appear in your "Preferred Networks" list. Click OK, then return to the Network preference pane and click the "gear" icon at the lower right. Select "Set Service Order..." from the contextual menu, and re-order the network services that appears. The order itself is unimportant for now. Click OK, then Apply.
The idea is to reset your network preferences. This may or may not result in any improvement, and even if the problem disappears it may reappear in the future.
Other mysterious fixes alluded to Bluetooth interference. Try turning Bluetooth off on the MacBook Pro.