Question: Canon MF8450 and UFR II, communication issues
Tried different configurations, using the printer's printer server and sharing the printer connected via USB to a mac. Local USB connections have proved to be working most of the time, returning 10322 errors every now and then. However, "Open Printer Utility" button on printer settings returns "Cannot monitor this printer with the current connection", even though printing works otherwise through USB.
As for drivers, tried the 2.00 UK and US 2.05 drivers, and out of countless attempts only once did one of the macs succeed in networked printing through LPD, for a short while before reverting to 10322 or 3150 errors like the rest. On that one attempt the Print & Fax displayed the printer URL as "cntdbmu://MCD UFR2_LPR/CanonMF8450/lpd://[IP]/" while adding the printer to other macs resulted only "lpd://[IP]" to be displayed with no printing support when printer installation steps were the same otherwise. Curiously, the other macs added the printer that time without any errors, neither was there any 10322 error displayed when a print job was carried out, the print job was only displayed on the queue for a few seconds until it vanished without a print.
As for the MF8450's network connection, I am able to access the http server of the MF8450 as well as its settings also from Canon NetSpot Device Installer, and both USB and network printing works from Windows applications in parallels using windows drivers.
For some reason, v2.0 UFR II UK drivers appear to have been pulled from software.canon-europe.com, providing v1.80 mac drivers as the only option. I managed to download the UK drivers from there 2 days ago.
Preferences > Print&Fax > Reset Printing System and re-adding the printer has no effect, neither has repairing disk permissions.
As the printer is added it appears "Idle", and once a job is queued the printer pauses and returns a 10322 "Cannot communicate with the printer, or the printer is not supported." error message. Resuming the printer queue also results with a 10322 or a -3150 "cannot find output destination".
Any clues on how to get this solved?
Mac Pro 8-core '09 + 8-core '08 + MBP15 '08 + iMac24" & iMac20" '08 + Mac Mini '08 + Mac Mini Server, Mac OS X (10.6.2)