An IP printer is a network printer that uses TCP/IP protocols (such as LPD/LPR, IPP, or Socket or Jet Direct) to communicate with your computer. If the IP printer you want to use isn’t listed when you print, you can add it to your list of available printers.
To add an IP printer, you need to know its IP address or DNS name.
Choose File > Print, and then choose Add Printer from the Printer pop-up menu.
Click IP in the toolbar of the dialog that appears.
Choose the appropriate printing protocol from the Protocol pop-up menu.
Type the IP address or DNS name for the printer in the Address field.
If your printer requires it, type the queue name for your printer in the Queue Name field. If you don’t know the queue name, see your network administrator for assistance.
Enter a name and location for the printer, so you can identify it in the Printer pop-up menu.
If the Print Using pop-up menu doesn’t display the name of your printer’s model, choose the item appropriate for your printer from the Print Using pop-up menu, and then select your printer in the Model Name list.
Your computer can usually detect whether a printer has special accessories installed, such as additional paper trays, extra memory, or a duplex unit. If it can’t, a dialog appears that lets you specify them. Make sure the settings in that dialog accurately reflect your printer’s installed accessories so you can take full advantage of them.
I have tried this workflow for the Default, IP, and AppleTalk configuration.
Default actually creates the printer when I give it the IP address. A print job spools then times out with error 311. no other useful information given about the message other than "fix the problem and try again".
IP crashes the installer as it tries to identify the settings for the printer.
AppleTalk sees the port but never connects to determine what the printer is. I can select one manually and it will create the printer but does the same as Default - print job spools then times out trying to connect.
On the MAC, I left the queue name blank for the "default" in the IP setup. There was no setting on the print server for a queue name, although the manual for the print server indicated you could specify a queue name (along with two other items).
The print server is a Buffalo Network USB 2.0 Print Server. The manual is available online and is exactly the same as the one in the box, including the discrepancy on the AppleTalk setup dialog box. The tech support guy at Buffalo did not seem to be Apple literate. www.buffalotech.com
Maybe there is another manufacturer of print server that is better prepared to work with MACs?
Have you made sure to have Rendezvous Service Enabled?
Page 7 of the manual mentions:(and page 21 for web based configuration)
If there are Macintosh computers on the network that wish to use the
printer, then enter a ‘Rendezvous Service Name' in the field and press
the ‘OK' button. This name is XXXXX XXXXX name Mac users will see
when installing their printer.
there is no entry field for the Rendezvous Service Name in either the configuration program delivered or the web based interface - regardless of what the manual says. I have checked both places and the tech support guy at Buffalo was a bit surprised it wasn't there.
Where is the Rendezvous Service Enabled? On the MAC or the print server? I don't see anywhere to do that on the print server.
You should define this in the Print Server. This can be found on page 21 for web based configuration of your buffalo print server.