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Connecting a printer to Apple Time Capsule... HELP

Hi all,

First post, hope its the right place, not sure if anyone will be able to help or not. I have an Apple Time Capsule and two printers (a Canon iP4500 and an Epson R300). I have 3 computers in the house - the iMac, MacBook Pro and a HP laptop thing (not sure what model as it belongs to my wife).

I want to have the Canon set up as a wireless printer, so that all computers in the house can print from it. I have the Canon connected through the USB to the TC and it is seen by my mac's through Bonjour - but when printing, nothing happens (if connected direct via usb to the computer it prints happily).

When I set up the Epson, again via usb to the TC, it works perfectly, no problems what so ever!

Is there something I have not done when setting up the Canon? The Canon is cheaper to run than the Epson, hence why I want that set up over the wireless network.

All help very very much appreciated.

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Discussions about the TC and ip4500

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Thanks - had a look, nothing I've not already tried - have posted for help on now - not come accross that site before so thanks for directing me in its direction.

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I don't own that combo and don't know anyone with so I can only comment that in Windows we need to change the "connection" to the printer after we move it to the TC. It's not automatic and I have yet to be able to avoid the initial connection to the PC.

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RE Sorry

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Thanks Bob, I've been having more of a play - still no luck - seems to be a bit of a challenge.

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I've sussed it...

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Just incase anyone else comes across this thread looking for the same answers....

I found on one forum that people had reset their printer prefs, unplugged the Time Capsule, left it for 30 secs, rebooted it and then added the printer via Time Capsule. I tried this and no luck. I then did the same again, but instead of using the iP4500 driver, I used the alternative driver that was on offer. This allowed the printer to be used wirelessly, however the duplex printing part of the driver did not work.

So I reset the printer prefs, unplugged the TC, let it rest for a few mins, then went to the Canon web site and installed the Printer Driver for OSX (CUPS). Then searched for it again in the system prefs, found it again (the mac using bonjour) and tried to print again. Success, so tried a multiple page doc and told it to print with the duplex - success!

So for know at least, it all seems to be working.

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If you have really sussed it...please help...

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I am having exactly the same problems and STILL despite this post cannot get it to work.

Would it be possible to run me through detail of what you Reset printer preferences...what does that entail?

I removed the printer via System Preference, removed the files for Canon in user/Library/Preferences and Printers. Unplugged the TC and powered off the printer. Restarted the Mac, reloaded the printer driver from Canon (CUPS) restarted itself...powered up the TC and Printer, and then ran through the add printer from the System Prefs...and then....silence. I can't even get the progress window up for the Canon iP4500 series.

It all works fine when plugged in directy to the Mac.


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Apple time capsule

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It all sounds much more complicated than it need be I just went to.....

and followed the following instructions to add my Canon ip4500:

To print using Mac OS X v10.3
Open Printer Setup Utility (located in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder).
Select the printer from the list.

To print using Mac OS X v10.4 or v10.5
Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu and click Print & Fax.
Click Add (+) and select your printer from the list.
Click the Add button.

both laptop and desktop machines wirelessly located the time capsule and added the printer

good luck

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I agree my way is long winded, but it works with all the funcunality of the printer. I did try your way and yes I could print, but it did not work to duplex (both sides) print or to print onto a CD. Both I use alot. I got it working, doing everything I want it to do, that's all I'm bothered about.

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