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Compatible Printers

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  • Alan Somers Level 6 Level 6 (9,345 points)
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    Oct 22, 2006 8:34 PM (in response to Neil Phillips)
    Neil: Are you still happy with the CLP-300 now that you've had it for over 10 days? I'm seriously considering purchasing one to hook up to one of my Airport Expresses. The only insightful review I've found thus far was on Amazon.com and it was positive, but the person obviously had a PC.
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  • larrypmoose Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2006 8:36 AM (in response to iFelix)
    just wanted to let you know i just got a new Canon PIXMA MP600 and set it up with my airport express to both my iBook and my partners windows computer with no problems.
    iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • iFelix Level 8 Level 8 (35,145 points)
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    Oct 28, 2006 11:38 AM (in response to larrypmoose)
    Thank you, I will add it to the list.

    iFelix
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  • Inar Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2006 2:32 PM (in response to iFelix)
    weird - I JUST started a job with that very same printer and have no end of difficulties with it.....I can get it to print wirelessly using Gimp-Print P1000 on the driver list, but it has to CONSTANTLY be re-installed, and today, stopped being recognized by any computer at all....whatever.

    is there really no hope? and why don't people check these things before buying the printer and wasting the money??

    bah!
  • Simon Raess Calculating status...
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    Nov 4, 2006 12:09 AM (in response to jheft28)
    hi there.

    im having a strange problem with HP LaserJet 1022 and AirPort Express.
    the printer is recognised properly (it is mentioned on iFelix compatibility list as well), but as soon as i want to add it to the printer list, the printer-utitility crashes and the printer is not added! usb printing instead works fine...

    i'm running 10.4.8 APEX 6.3 and the latest hp driver installed from their website.
    any ideas or solutions?

    thanks a lot! *simon



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  • Digi-dog Calculating status...
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    Nov 14, 2006 4:45 AM (in response to jheft28)
    I've the list compatible printers. But my Epson R2400 isn't on the list.

    I've just brought a Airport express, the internet connection works fine. But I can't print wireless yet?????
    Mac book pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • spb001 Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2006 2:34 PM (in response to yank)
    I just used the "Airport Setup Assistant."

    If you had the printer setup previously on your
    computer I would do several things: First make sure
    your Airport firmware and MP780 printer driver are up
    to date (got to both Apple and Canon websites for
    these.) Then reset the airport by holding in the
    reset button with the paper clip, then go to "Print
    and Fax" in Sytem preferences and remove the printer.
    Now you can plug your printer into the Airport run
    the setup assistant and go back to system pref's and
    add the printer using bonjour.

    Good luck!


    Hi Yank,
    I've been on phone with Applecare on this for 3 hours over two days. They finally had me call Canon who told me no can do.

    I was able to do most of what you said...when I get to the dialogue box in the Printer Browser to actually add the printer it sees the MP780 with Bonjour, so I highlight that. But when I go to "Print Using..." and select Canon, it gives me a choice of printers none of which is the MP780. I clicked on the last one, Canon S800, and it does print and seem to keep my page alignments. But when I try to customize it for just B&W printing, everything prints in grayscale unless I make the output mode CMYK under Printer Features. I just hate wasting all that color ink.

    Did you run into this or something similar?

    spb001

    PowerBook G4   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  
  • spb001 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 5, 2006 6:48 PM (in response to spb001)
    Ah, figured it out....it seems that I had neglected to reinstall the Canon MP780 Printer Driver download...now everything's working great!

    spb001

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  • Donfucious Calculating status...
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    Dec 11, 2006 4:53 PM (in response to larrypmoose)
    You were able to get the MP600 printing wirelessly? I can't!!!! I tried reinstalling the drivers and all that to no avail.

    Can you please email me at donaldgormanly@verizon.net ??? I could seriously use some help on this. If I can't get this printing over my AirPort network, I may have to get rid of the printer. But, I really like it!

    Hope to hear from you!

    Don
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  • Daniel Mcnaughton Calculating status...
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    Dec 20, 2006 8:42 AM (in response to merfy)
    Merfy...I have exactly the same problem as you with the MP170. Switch your wireless security from WPA2 to 128bit WEP. worked for me
    iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • Daniel Mcnaughton Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 20, 2006 8:45 AM (in response to swantoew)
    swantoew...switch wireless security from WPA2 to 128bit then the drivers should appear
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  • rodders1 Calculating status...
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    Jan 11, 2007 10:51 AM (in response to jheft28)
    Just to add to a previous post that I have my new Canon MP 600 working perfectly.
    I have used a FabPrint2 driver for Airport Express but I seem to have to revert to the generic driver for the USB connection printing !!
    The generic driver was working but the FabPrint2 is better.
    Text and images are perfect, scanning I have not yet tried.
    I struggled for 3 weeks with a new HP C 4180, until HP acknowledged that nothing would make it work - I did try iFelix's suggestion of the driver but it didnt work for me.
    MP 600 much better and quieter ( if a bit bigger )
    It seems to me that HP have blocked Apple on their new range of printers and that fact should be made clear to all Mac users - particularly in the Apple Stores
    PB G4, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • Jon G. Hall Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2007 11:51 PM (in response to jheft28)
    There is some evidence that this fix works with many USB printers connected over AirPort:

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070118020953464

    Please try and post your results.

    Best wishes, Jon
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  • Randy65 Calculating status...
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    Feb 10, 2007 4:02 PM (in response to iFelix)
    I last updated it 10th January 2006.

    I have add some new printers to the list, they are
    currently listed in the comments link.
    rabbit
    iFelix


    I have a Color LaserJet 2500 that you say you have tested personally. Have you tested it with the new 802.11n Airport Extreme. Mine worked fine with the old Airport but doesn't work with the new Airport Extreme (n). Do you know of any work around?
    Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Randy65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 11, 2007 6:26 AM (in response to jheft28)
    I have solved the problem with printing from AEBS(n) to an HP Color LaserJet 2500. It was a speed problem. I inserted an old USB 1.0 hub between the AEBS(n) and the printer and everything works just as it did with the old AEBS. I suspect this will solve the printing problems of most that were able to print from the old AEBS and not from the AEBS(n).
    Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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