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Network Printer (?)

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:04 pm
by IC_NightRaptor
the TL:DR of this is, I have a printer connected to my main box (windows 10) and like to use linux for productivity, however I have no clue how to connect the printer to the linux laptop.

printer does not support Wi-Fi

Re: Network Printer (?)

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:45 pm
by IC_NightRaptor
Guess I should've said this earlier, the printer is shared across the network because it doesn't support Wi-Fi and had a problem in the past where I had to re-install the driver for the printer to work.

Re: Network Printer (?)

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:51 am
by AZgl1500
I did it thru Sambo, works good.

make sure the Windows box has Sambo installed, and make sure that Win printer is marked Shared...
or it won't work..... don't ask me how I know....

Re: Network Printer (?)

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:32 pm
by kevinthefixer
Shouldn;t even need Samba. Make sure the Windows printer is shared and you have CUPS installed on the Linux machine and you have permission to administer CUPS (sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin yourusername). Open the CUPS web interface in a browser (http://localhost:631/), go to printers, add printer, discovered network printers. Note that you may have to install a driver, that will vary depending on the exact printer you have. Follow the prompts, print a test page, enjoy!