2273 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2010 10:28 AM by Rufus11
Since that is a postscript printer, the original PPD or the LW ppd will probably work just fine.
The "cannot connect" symptom is typical of a setup issue, not a driver issue.
IPP is newer than the printer, I think, so you should be using LPD or HP Jetdirect protocol. For LPD, you need to know what queue name the printer uses (probably in an original manual, it shows OS 8/9 setup with a queue name).
"RAW" was used as queue name on LW 8500.
I've been able to get the same printer to work after upgrading to OS 10.6.5 on a small Ethernet network using LPD and the printers network address.
I was able to use the Xante driver downloaded from their web site, but after reading the posts above, I've gotten better results using the LaserWriter 8500 driver.
I'd welcome any further advice! The printer worked better with OS 10.4.