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    Default Network printer attached to Netgear hub

    I am now running SUSE 11 with KDE 4 and am very happy with it.
    I have a Brother HL2070N printer attached to a Netgear hub with a RJ45 cable and cannot seem to make the printer work.
    Do I need to set it up using Yast>add printer, or should I try using CUPS? I am not sure what CUPS does.
    I am quite new to this Linux and find it all very daunting, is there a guide somewhere, that is written in simple language, on setting up a printer such as mine?

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    Menes Narmer NNTP User

    Default Re: Network printer attached to Netgear hub

    madmanbob wrote:

    > Do I need to set it up using Yast>add printer, or should I try using
    > CUPS? I am not sure what CUPS does.
    > I am quite new to this Linux and find it all very daunting, is there a
    > guide somewhere, that is written in simple language, on setting up a
    > printer such as mine?


    Fear not, madmanbob, it's easier than you think.

    First, make sure your printer has gotten an IP address (assuming you have a
    DHCP server on your network). You can usually find this by thumbing
    through the menus on the printer itself.

    Next, launch YaST and go into Hardware | Printer. Click on [Add], then
    select ( ) Network Printers. Click on [Next], then select ( ) Print
    Directly to a Network Printer. [Next] again, then leave the default at ( )
    Direct TCP Port Printing. After clicking [Next], you'll need to enter the
    IP address of the printer into the Hostname of Print Server field. Most
    print servers use TCP port 9100, so keep the default and click on [Test
    Remote Socket Access]. If this is successful, then click [Next].

    The rest of the dialogs are fairly straight forward. On the Queue Name and
    Spooler Settings, the only requirement is a Name for Printing. I generally
    don't share the printer unless you've other machines on the network that
    want to use your machine as the print server. Once past this point, make
    sure you click on [Change Model] on the Basic Settings tab to select the
    make/model of the printer.

    That should be about it. If you have other problems, let us know!

    HTH!
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    Default Re: Network printer attached to Netgear hub

    Thank you very, very much. I am so glad that I have this SUSE 11 now and am very grateful for the support you have given. It worked just as you described.
    If only I could get the HP color Laserjet 2600n working that way too, but I have read on the internet that it will not work with Linux at all and I will have to change it.
    I owe you a beer for that!

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    Menes Narmer NNTP User

    Default Re: Network printer attached to Netgear hub

    madmanbob wrote:

    > Thank you very, very much. I am so glad that I have this SUSE 11 now and
    > am very grateful for the support you have given. It worked just as you
    > described.


    Excellent! You're very welcome.

    > If only I could get the HP color Laserjet 2600n working that way too,
    > but I have read on the internet that it will not work with Linux at all
    > and I will have to change it.


    Yes, unfortunately, we have no working driver for the LJ2600n at present.

    > I owe you a beer for that!


    Virtual beer accepted and consumed. ;-)

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    "Unity and humility is the lesson all of history teaches."

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