Question: Where has Bonjour gone?
With the gradual progress "forward" with OS migrations, some things seem to be getting more and more difficult. Can someone please explain to me why setting up printing is becoming so difficult.
I have a home network with an ethernet switch, several devices connected to it including AppleTalk enabled high end laser printer from FujiXerox and a lesser multi-function device from Brother. When I try to add a printer, nothing appears in the default dialogue. Does this mean that the computer no longer has a sniff on the local network and return real possibilities that it has found.
Once upon a time AppleTalk did the job, beautifully. That seems to have disappeared.
Bentour also did a similar but less elegant job but I can't seem to find this now.
I have to manually go through the steps of firstly identifying a specific IP address for a printer on the network and add it via a manual hands-on approach. It's just as hard to add a printer drive to a Mac desktop now as it always has been on a Windows OS machine. Congratulations to Apple Engineers - you made printing universally difficult on all platforms - standardised as they say in the trade.
Can anyone offer suggestions to help fix this problem or do I need to throw away $15,000 worth of printers and get some new poor quality replacement whose protocols will also stop working in a few years?