The D-Link 713P is a very nice residential gateway/broadband router/print server/wireless access point. I use mine as a firewall and gateway for my computers (an Apple iBook and a home made tower PC), my parents computer, and the mail/print/IMAP/ssh server.
The documentation suggests that its print server only works with Windows machines, but truth be known, it will work with any operating system that can use the LPR protocol. Examples are Linux, the various BSDs, Windows, Mac OS 9, and Mac OS X.
Most users of Linux should be able to figure out how to set up Linux to use an LPR printer, but the Mac community isn't so fortunate. As such they are who I'll focus on with this page.
The 713P's print server is really just an LPD running on port 515. Here is an nmap scan on my 713P:
Starting nmap V. 3.00 ( www.insecure.org/nmap/ ) Interesting ports on (192.168.0.1): (The 1599 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed) Port State Service 80/tcp open http 515/tcp open printer Nmap run completed -- 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 34 seconds
The LPD's print queue is named lp, of all the illogical things they could have named it, they just kept it simple. Anyhoo, this is all unimportant if you just want to get it working, and don't care how.
Apparently, the HP printer drivers don't support anything other than USB for printing in Mac OS X, so you must use the HPIJS or Gimp-print drivers. Thanks macosxhints.com user cewatts for that one.
This basic process should also work for Linux and BSD machines, the only difference is that you have no option to get vendor supplied printer drivers. Linux Printing.org should be able to help. Use CUPS, and cupsomatic print filter to get started. You'll also have to use the web interface to CUPS configuration, http://localhost:631/ is the address.
Linux Printing.org, a site dedicated to getting UNIX printing working.
Ghostscript, a print filter with printer drivers for many different makes and models of printers.
CUPS homepage, the print system used by Mac OS X, and various flavours of Linux.
Dan McGregor Last modified: Sat Apr 12 19:29:41 CST 2003