Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2011 8:19 PM (in response to Steve Ashcroft)
First - that is a non-postscript, USB-only printer. Even though you can connect it to the router, the Samsung-provided driver in OS X is a USB-ONLY driver. The driver won't work via standard network protocols.
You will need to try the open source driver set here:
Next, in order to use the standard protocols available on a router, you need to read the manual and determine which protocol and if it uses a device-specific queue name. The Windows Install Wizard hides those details from us, so you may need to read through the built-in web pages in the router, or find a PC and read through the printer properties after setting up there. I see in the manual that IP > LPD, IP > IPP, and Windows Printing are supported. IPP and LPD require you to know, and enter in the Add dialog, the queue name.
If you don't find the queue name anywhere, try U1 (u-one), or P1 or LP1 or lpt1, or "print," etc.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2011 3:59 AM (in response to greg sahli)
Greg, Many thanks for a very informative answer. I'll try the procedure you suggest.
There is just one point that I wonder over. That is that the connection from the printer to the Globesurfer router is to a USB connection on the router since this router should function as a printer server. That was why I was surprised that I could not see the printer on the network especially since the Globesurfer clearly recognises the printer as it shows up on the built-in web pages as a Samsung ML-1640 on port 9100. Any comment?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2011 7:20 AM (in response to Steve Ashcroft)
Seeing a printer on the network happens if devices use the same protocol(s). Bonjour (mDNS response) is probably not supported by the router.
The info you just gave me about port 9100 is useful for You! That is called IP > HP Jetdirect protocol on OS X. It is useful because it doesn't need a queue name - port 9100 identifies the print queue on the router! So, use IP > HP Jetdirect to add the printer in Print & Fax.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2011 7:17 AM (in response to Steve Ashcroft)
Greg, As a follow-up to my last message I am happy to report that setting up the ML-1640 using the HPJetdirect protocol and the Samsung ML-1640 series driver was successful. I can now print without needing to connect the printer directly to the computer!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 11:44 PM (in response to Steve Ashcroft)
Hi, Greg Sahli & Steve Ashcroft.
I am also going through the same problem of setting up Samsung ML-1640 as network printer (on OSX) connected through print server of router D-Link DSL-2750U; printing prefectly through all my Window PC's connected to the network.
Can you pls assist me with the settings for adding the printer through IP like IP Address, Protocol, Queue Name & Driver to be used?
I have posted my concern in the discussions here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4800968
Looking forward to your assistance.