printer - broadband router

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Jul 20 01:13:48 UTC 2011

On Tue, 19 Jul 2011, ajtiM wrote:

> My system: FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p1 #0m I use KDE 4.6.5
> CUPS and HPLIP are installed.
> I have an old broadband router D-604 (dlink), cable Internet and my computer
> with FreeBSD and the other one with Windows are connected to the router.
> I got HP bussiness inkjet 5000 which was connected to the network (my work).
> And the last one: I never had printer on my computer with FreeBSD and looks
> like is not so easy to setup.
> I just run HP Device Manager and it didn't find anything but light where is
> printer connected blink.

Setting up printers on FreeBSD generally isn't that hard.  Difficulties 
come from cheap printers that have oddball page description languages or 
"host-based" printers which expect bitmaps only, and in a specific 
format.  Some of these printers require a firmware download before they 
can do anything. doesn't list a Business Inkjet 5000, so I can't tell 
what PDLs it understands.

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