Re: Network Printer Problem
- From: Ioannis Vranos <ioannis.vranos@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 21:22:22 +0300
On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Joe Bissett <jbissett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have been trying to add my Ubuntu machine to my MSHOME network, and
finally after installing 11.10, my machine magically appeared on the
network. Networking works well, except for my shared Brother HL-1440 laser
The printer is connected directly to a W98 machine (name=joe), and I am able
to print without problems from it, or the XP machine. The Ubuntu machine
does not yet see the printer.
I go to the printer set up screen, select "Network Printer", and try "Find
Network Printer". I have been unsuccessful entering MSHOME or the digital
IP address of the router or the W98 machine to which the printer is
I then go to "Windows Printer via SAMBA" and enter mshome/joe/brother and
The small "SMB Browser" screen appears, and after searching, if displays
"joe", indicating it has found the connection to the W98 machine. The "OK"
button remains greyed out. Clicking "Refresh" does not produce a different
I am a total ubuntu command line novice, and like the way 11.10 seems to
have made ubuntu more friendly to newbies like me. I'm "guessing" that I am
missing something simple in this intuitive set up dialog.
What am I missing?
Thanks in advance, Joe
Windows 98 is very old, and I do not know if its outdated network
protocols work with Ubuntu. Have you tried connecting the printer to
your Ubuntu machine, and try to connect to it from Windows 98?
Also, have you considering installing a very light Linux distribution
on your Windows 98 machine? If you tell us your hardware specs, we may
find one Linux distribution suitable for it.
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