Phaser® 5500 Laser Printer
Enabling and Using TCP/IP for Mac OS 9.x
This section provides installation and troubleshooting steps for Macintosh OS 9.x.
Setting Up the Macintosh Ethernet Port for TCP/IP
Perform the following procedure to set up your Macintosh for TCP/IP:
Select Network from the System Preferences application, then select TCP/IP.
Select Built-In Ethernet from the Active Ports menu.
Specify how you will obtain the IP address from the TCP/IP tab:
Manually: Specify the IP address, Subnet Mask, Router Address, and Name Server
Address in the dialog box.
DHCP: Automatically finds the IP address.
AppleTalk: Select the AppleTalk tab, then verify that the Make AppleTalk Active
box is selected.
Close the dialog box.
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Creating an LPR Printer with LaserWriter 8.5.1 or Higher
Open the Desktop Printer Utility. (This utility, or an alias to it, can be found in the
Click Printer (LPR) in Create Desktop, then click OK.
Click Change in the PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file.
Select the appropriate PPD from the list, then click Select. If your printer’s PPD is not
listed, install it from the Printer Installer and Utilities CD-ROM.
Click Change in LPR Printer Selection.
Enter information in the following fields:
Printer Address: Enter the printer's IP address or domain name.
Queue: Enter PS (use upper-case), then click OK.
Close the dialog box. When prompted, click Save.
Enter a name for the desktop printer in Save Desktop Printer As field, then click Save.
Two methods are available for printing through LPR:
Use the new Desktop Printer (LPR)
Use the LaserWriter 8.5.1 printer driver (any printer can be selected). Click File, then
click Print to select the appropriate LPR printer in the Printer drop-down list.