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DSL and LaserWriter 360 not printing
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Jan 7, 2001, 08:58 PM
 
I just setup a 7100 with DSL and am not able to get the printer a LaserWriter 360 to work. I tried to plug it into the modem port wasn't recognized then I tried using LocalTalk Bridge 2.1 and that didn't work. When I set up my DSL I used LocalTalk Bridge with my HP LaserJet and it worked great. Does anyone have a simple solution for this? Thanks for all help. Michael
     
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Jan 8, 2001, 09:13 PM
 
Are you running Appletalk through the Ethernet? Can you see the printer in the Chooser?
If you connect the printer to a RS232 port then you will have to direct Appletalk to that port.
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Jan 11, 2001, 04:58 PM
 
I think it would be important to describe to all of us how you have all of these parts connected to each other. Your posting is lacking detail that would allow us to figure out how to help you.

I need to know where your Appltalk connection is being directed. Ethernet, printer port or modem port? After that, we might be able to figure out how to make this work.
     
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Jan 12, 2001, 09:40 AM
 
When I set up the DSL I have to use AppleTalk for the Ethernet so when I go to the Chooser and clik on LaserWriter 8 the printer doesn't show up. I can use the modem port as it's not being used but not sure what cable I need to do this and how to set up the printer! As I said when I set my DSL with a HP 6mp I used LocalTalk Bridge and was able to connect through the printer port, but it doesn't seem to work with this printer.
Thanks for your help
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Jan 15, 2001, 07:39 PM
 
Ok, that clears up some issues with your configuration, but your DSL connection is stricly IP unless you are doing AppleTalk over Ethernet and connection remotely to an AppleTalk IP server or peer that is sharing over IP. In other words, there is no reason to have your AppleTalk connection directed to your Ethernet unless you are actively using AppleTalk IP service via your DSL connection.

I don't recall the 360's port complement, but if I recall it should have what appears to be a normal 8-pin serial connection. If that printer communicates via AppleTalk, get an 8-pin serial cable that fits both your printer port and the port on the computer, then switch AppleTalk over to the port you want to use and see if the computer can see it over AppleTalk.

If I have the time I will check out the AppleSpec database and see if you are using a postscript printer or if the printer is dumb and needs system drivers.

In the meantime, direct Appletalk away from your Ethernet connection and see how your Internet services react.
     
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Jan 16, 2001, 12:36 PM
 
Thanks for the help I was able to finally get LocalTalk Bridge to work now it prints.
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