Cannot scan for printers on the network in KDE4

g geleem at
Tue Apr 28 02:18:43 BST 2009

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> In KDE 3 the user could scan an IP range for printers.
> Is there some
> other way that I could scan the network for printers, even from a
> shell script, to get the correct IP address?

i would hope so, but i have not had such a problem. if i did, i would
write a 'ping' script.

depending on printers ethernet connection type, you could also use
termcap commands to check for 'printer ready'.

i know, way out, but something to plays with until someone replies with
a better solution. :)

or, get kde3 source to see how they did it.

or, run exe file under wine, which may be easiest.

out of curiosity of features of dir-320, i logged d-link site, but could
not find a dir-320. i did find a dir-330 and user manual;

which shows that dir-330 has ip address reservation.

have you checked to insure that dir-320 does not have same?

much luck to you.


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