CUPS and Windows Printers

Jerry jerry at
Thu Jul 14 11:10:29 UTC 2011

On Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:49:59 -0700
James Colannino articulated:

> Hey everyone,
> I've been Googling around, trying to figure out how to see Windows 
> printers via CUPS on FreeBSD, but so far, all I've found are links 
> describing how to share FreeBSD printers with Windows boxes.  Can
> anyone tell me how I can connect to Windows printers via CUPS + Samba
> so that I can start getting some work done at the office? :)  Thanks
> so much!

I have a wireless HP printer connected to both Windows and FreeBSD
boxes. Unfortunately, at least as far as I could tell, there is
no way to simply use the Windows' driver. I installed the "hplip" port
and it all, after some experimentation, worked well. It is still not as
easy as printing from a Windows box to a FreeBSD printer, but it does

Jerry ✌
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