How can I print through an Apple Airport Router from my Thinkpad X41 Tablet?
Asked by: optik_nerd-ga
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14 Jun 2006 16:20 PDT
Expires: 14 Jul 2006 16:20 PDT
Question ID: 738212
I have been given access to a Airport network (my MAC is in the list of accepted Macs and I have the proper WEP). However, I am unable to see the printer that is plugged into the USB port of the Airport router when I got into network neighbourhood. I am not able to see the router through network neighbourhood although I can see it through Airport Administration client (version 4.2 build V420.31) running on my thinkpad. The power book that is also connected wirelessly to this router is able to print to the printer in question so it is definitely working. I have Airport Administrator installed on my thinkpad and am able to log on to the router. I have gone into Airport - Base station option and can see the printer from this interface but there is no web address given for the printer just the "name" and "kind" which is "Epson Stylus CX6600" for both. How can I print from my thinkpad without physically connecting the printer to my laptop. i.e. how can I use my wireless connection to the Airport router to print on the printer that is plugged into the USB port of the router, like the Powerbook G4 does.
Re: How can I print through an Apple Airport Router from my Thinkpad X41 Tablet?
Answered By: maniac-ga on 14 Jun 2006 18:21 PDT
Hello Optik_nerd, I am going to assume you have a recent version of Microsoft Windows (e.g., 2000, SP) - if not, please make a clarification request and I should be able to get you a solution for an older version of Windows as well. With the newer versions of Windows, the easiest solution for your problem is to download "Bonjour" for Windows as described at http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/bonjour/ This page describes Bonjour in general and has a link for the download in the lower right of the page (you may have to scroll down to see it). The download is also available at http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/bonjourforwindows103.html There is a more complete description of this at http://images.apple.com/macosx/pdf/MacOSX_Bonjour_TB.pdf (scroll down to page 6 of this second reference). Note also that your Windows machine may have to be adjusted if you are using a third party firewall product (not the Windows firewall). Make a clarification request if you need specific instructions for your firewall product. To find additional information related to this and similar solutions, search with phrases like windows 2000 apple airport printer bonjour windows 2000 (or replace 2000 with SP or whatever version of Windows you are using) Good luck with your network and system set up. --Maniac
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Answer was bang on, articulate and made it clear that if it did not resolve the issue that additional info would be made available.
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