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printing on a mac

701 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2013 3:42 PM by Sam Beaver RSS
Sam Beaver Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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Apr 15, 2013 11:49 AM

Hi, I haven't been able to print on a network printer from the macintosh for the past five years or so.

I have gone through a couple of PC computers that I use dedicated for printing. today, the PC crapped out, so came back into trying to fix the issue. an annual event or so.

I found this link: ?messageID=6873260&tstart=0

and by typing in the network path name (main server/server/printer) to the printer, I got it to almost print. it woke up the printer, but said it had an error and would not print.


anyway, tried in 10.5. 10.6. 10.7 and 10.8, so i figure the problem is the same for anyone else on a windows server network.

haven't quite figured out what is wrong.


'm close to getting this to work.


is there a third party permanent fix for this, or do i have to type in paths, usersnames, and passwords when ever I try to print?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), macpro, macbook, ipad, iphone, ect.
  • Alberto Ravasio Level 4 Level 4 (3,160 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 7:52 AM (in response to Sam Beaver)

    I think those printers have PostScript installed.


    Get Latest Canon Drivers

    Copy the Folder "iR-ADV C9065_9075" that you find inside the PPD_V3.40_MAC.dmg in your Document folder.

    You must have the printer's IP address at hand.


    Add printer using IP not the Default Browser.


    Fill in the IP address, choose HP Jetdirect - Socket, leave the Queue empty, Give a name, and position (Optional).

    In Use select Others, browse to your Document/iR-ADV C9065_9075 folder and choose the PPD.

  • Alberto Ravasio Level 4 Level 4 (3,160 points)
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    Apr 24, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to Sam Beaver)

    Very strange. If the printer is PostScript capable, any computer, Macintosh included, can print, even using generic PostScript drivers.

    Could be a problem involving the TCP port.


    • HP Jetdirect - Socket uses TCP port 9100
    • LPR/LPD user TCP port 515


    But the printer must have those daemons enabled to be able to receive requests.


    You should check printer's configuration, usually accessible through web interface.


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