Re: [NTLK] Network Printing Help

From: David Neale (
Date: Mon Nov 22 2004 - 11:32:33 PST

Matt, you have my sympathy. I, too, have tried and failed to get an
MP2100 to connect to a Mac with anything other than a serial cable.
Nada de nada on the wireless connection side of things, either for
communicating with a Mac under MacOS X (I'm not interested in trying
Classic), or for printing. I am able to get on the Internet wirelessly
with the MP2100 and have even succeeded in setting the MP2100 up as a
web server, though that collapsed some time ago for some inexplicable
reason and, try as I might, I could never get it up again.

Still, for my purposes, the serial cable link is adequate, even if not
quite so elegant and impressive as a wireless connection, so I can't
grumble too much. After all, I can synchronise and load packages easily
enough. I'd certainly like to be able to do without the cable, but the
prey simply isn't worth the chase any more.

On 22 Nov, 2004, at 04:42, matt wrote:

> Okay, printing update. I can't seem to try to do anything with this
> Newt that actually works. Rather frustrating. I've installed the last
> update to NIE (4 from Paul's site, if memory serves). I've installed
> the Gimp print drivers and added that to my available printers. I've
> double and triple checked that my firewall is allowing the printers to
> be shared, which I've checked off in sharing.
> I can install packages on my Newt via appletalk (though only in OS 9),
> so I know my ethernet connection is okay. I can even see the Newt in X
> with Escale, though any attempts to actually install anything fail
> miserably. I cannot connect to Escale (nor anything else it would
> seem) via TCP/IP, and I'm using the TCP/IP version 1.2. My brother
> 5140 is connected to my mac via USB. I've changed the name of the
> print que on the Newt to match the name of the print que on the mac.
> Everything seems okay on the Newton side, but it gets to the "grabbing
> link", and never gets past connecting. Through all of this, the
> printer doesn't even begin to warm up, so it's never even knowing how
> hard I'm trying to get something to it to print.
> In short, I have no idea what's going wrong here, and boy am I close
> to my wits end... I have *no* idea what I could be doing wrong at this
> point, but it's probably something really really stupid, or my Newt
> just doesn't like me. Shame, I really like it...
> anyone else??

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