Adding a wireless printer in ubuntu 12.1

Asked by Rocky Exline on 2012-10-19

I have a Lexmark 4600 wireless printer and would like to add it. However being new to Ubuntu I can npt figure out how to do so. I have a disk that came with the printer but it will not load for some reason.

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The disk is of no value to you. It has WIndows drivers on it.

Can you ping the printer's IP?

Rocky Exline (raexline) said : #2

Not sure, how do I ping the ip?

in a terminal. You will need to find the IP of the printer. You can then run:

ping ip.of.the.printer

Rocky Exline (raexline) said : #4

When I try to ip the printer it says unknown

Rocky Exline (raexline) said : #5

This is what shows

rocky@rocky-Aspire-5810T:~$ ip printer
Object "printer" is unknown, try "ip help".
rocky@rocky-Aspire-5810T:~$ ip help
Usage: ip [ OPTIONS ] OBJECT { COMMAND | help }
       ip [ -force ] -batch filename
where OBJECT := { link | addr | addrlabel | route | rule | neigh | ntable |
                   tunnel | tuntap | maddr | mroute | mrule | monitor | xfrm |
                   netns }
       OPTIONS := { -V[ersion] | -s[tatistics] | -d[etails] | -r[esolve] |
                    -f[amily] { inet | inet6 | ipx | dnet | link } |
                    -l[oops] { maximum-addr-flush-attempts } |
                    -o[neline] | -t[imestamp] | -b[atch] [filename] |
                    -rc[vbuf] [size]}
rocky@rocky-Aspire-5810T:~$ ip route
default via dev wlan0 proto static dev wlan0 scope link metric 1000 dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src metric 2
rocky@rocky-Aspire-5810T:~$ ping 192/168.1.1
ping: unknown host 192/168.1.

Rocky Exline (raexline) said : #6

I type ping printer in terminal and got this number

The IP should be in the same same subnet of your wireless. Probably 192.168.0.X

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