Network Printing

If I have a Windows network printer name, how can I print to it from openSUSE 11 wirelessly? I’ve never tried this before, so I’m really unsure on where to begin.

On 2008-10-02, barryhenry76 <barryhenry76@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

> If I have a Windows network printer name, how can I print to it from
> openSUSE 11 wirelessly? I’ve never tried this before, so I’m really
> unsure on where to begin.

Nobody seems to have answered you yet, after 3 days. Maybe because some of
the question doens’t make much sense. But that not a crime, so here goes:

You use your wireless network card to connect to the network.
Once you are connected to the network, the way you address other devices
(computer, printer, …) on it is allways the same.

So, to print to a Windows network printer, you use the correct protocol
(SAMBA, sometimes lpr). You give the Windows machine as server, and the
printer’s share name as queue name. Don’t forget the Window machine needs to
share that printer.

Use Yast to configure a SAMBA (or SMB) printer, it should be easy.

If that doesn’t work, search the forums. It has been discussed before. :slight_smile:


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