I tried to tap into Belkin Home Base (model #F5L049au) print server. I want to access a printer hosted by it. I set it up as a CUPs printer with the below specifications:
Description: Via Belkin @ 192.168.1.10 Location: Peter's Bedroom Driver: Brother HL-4050CDN BR-Script3 (color, 2-sided printing) Connection: socket://192.168.1.10 Defaults: job-sheets=none, none media=iso_a4_210x297mm sides=one-sided
I attempt to print and get an error:
'Printer may not be connected'
But it definitely is connected and I just printed from a Windows machine elsewhere on the network.
(Aside: On Windows, the Belkin print server-hosted resources are managed in a dedicated control panel, which obviously is not made to work with Linux.)
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Please help me to access the printer Brother HL-4050CDN via the Belkin print server.
192.168.1.10 appears to be the print server's address, so in my failed attempt to set up the printer above I use IPP protocol.
The print server has 4 ports, so the 4 variations below are an attempt to contact the printer on all 4 ports. I'm not even sure which port the printer is occupying in terms of 9100, 9101, 9102 or 9103. The print server itself responds to pings:
peter@Peter-OldPC:~$ ping 192.168.1.10:9100 ping: unknown host 192.168.1.10:9100 peter@Peter-OldPC:~$ ping 192.168.1.10:9101 ping: unknown host 192.168.1.10:9101 peter@Peter-OldPC:~$ ping 192.168.1.10:9102 ping: unknown host 192.168.1.10:9102 peter@Peter-OldPC:~$ ping 192.168.1.10:9103 ping: unknown host 192.168.1.10:9103 peter@Peter-OldPC:~$ ping 192.168.1.10 PING 192.168.1.10 (192.168.1.10) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=7.73 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=1.37 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=1.32 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=1.29 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=1.32 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=1.51 ms ...