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changed printer password need to fix to mine

599 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2012 7:10 AM by fritzer RSS
fritzer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 20, 2012 10:57 AM

I am having a issue with Lion and my network printer!

 

I was using a HP 2410 as a network printer on a Mac Pro 5,1 under Snow Leopard then just updated to Lion.

Now I am not able to print from a Asus laptop thru wifi to this printer. But another computer a G4 QuickSilver has no problem!

There was a delay when using the laptop before it printed.

I checked the System Preferences for the printer and find a password that I do not know why it's so long!

 

I deleted the password and put in my Admin one and closed it. Now when I reopen it  there is a long string of dots there!

Before someone mentions the dots are the encripted password, I know that !

But why the long display?  Is it repeating it twice ?   If so why ?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), 3.2 ghz Quad core
  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,200 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to fritzer)

    Some utilities obscure the password with an arbitrarily long string of dots so as to not reveal even its length. This is normal.

     

    If for some reason your Asus can no longer find the printer, remove and reinstall the print queue using whatever Windows utility does that.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,200 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 1:05 PM (in response to fritzer)

    On the Mac the printer is connected to, make sure Printer Sharing is selected in System Preferences > Sharing, and make sure box for the HP is checked. That's all there is to do on the Mac, and if your Quicksilver is printing then everything on that end is configured correctly.

     

    On the Asus, try downloading and installing Bonjour Print Services for Windows.

     

    It should not matter whether the Asus is using wired Ethernet or wireless.

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  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,200 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:33 AM (in response to fritzer)

    fritzer wrote:

     

    ... I don't know what this service does?

     

    Bonjour is a service to enable automatic discovery of shared devices on your network.

     

    http://www.apple.com/support/bonjour/

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2586

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,200 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to fritzer)

    You're welcome.

     

    Amazing things happen when you use Bonjour Print Services for Windows. Try it.

     

    If you have an Apple AirPort Base Station (Extreme, Express, or Time Capsule) you could connect the HP printer to its USB port. That, plus Bonjour Print Services should result in a printer you can use from any of your networked computers.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,200 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 8:12 PM (in response to fritzer)

    Using Windows has a certain feel to me also. I shall not describe it on this site.

     

    fritzer wrote:

     

    ... I use a netgear 3400 router with dual WiFi for all and many types of protective software on the laptop.

     

    The protective software could very well be the problem in this case. Windows requires so much of it that it prevents their reasonable use as the tools they're supposed to be.

     

    Your Netgear router introduces another unknown. It has to support Bonjour (it should) but after trying a cheap Linksys router I finally bought the AirPort Extreme. Oddly enough it was the Windows computers that were unreliable with the Linksys - the Macs ran fine.

     

    My Windows PCs work well with the Extreme, as long as I use Bonjour Print Services. I gave up on trying to make them print to shared or networked printers any other way.

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