Hope someone can help, I setup my Epson WorkForce 600 wifi to print from the host PCLOS 2011.9 host and it works perfectly even the scanner works with xsane.
Now I'm trying to get working from guest XP in virtualbox but it doesn't find the printer after I input the URL address as specified in this thread http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,60118.msg483510.html#msg483510
the printer's network ip address is 10.92.168.114:515 as output by cups and my host PCLOS laptop ip is 10.92.168.105. If 10.92.168.105:631/......or 10.92.168.105:515 is put in for the URL it still doesn't see it. Any suggestions?
Basically you have two setup choice:
- print directly from XP to the printer, therefore using the printer address 10.92.168.114
- route the print jobs thru PCLinuxOS CUPS server.
In the first case, you must use some protocol supported (and enabled) from your printer
port 515 means LPD, port 9100 means HP JetDirect, port 631 means IPP, port 445 for SMB protocol.
What protocol support your printer ?
In the second case you need to configure your printer with the CUPS server address (your host, 10.92.168.105, port 631),assuming you guest is using bridged network
, look like to be the case, the shared
feature on your PCLinuxOS config
must be enabled for this printer.
(if the guest would be on a different subnet, you would need additional setup on CUPS server, omitting details right now ...)
Turn off win firewall while testing.