Network Printing From Vista
From Rabbi Blog
I kept going around and around trying to get a printer attached via USB to my attic linux box. SMB was failing and most articles just rehashed other simple steps. I looked around and found the following article:
and the test page was successful after adding the printer via the CUPS url.
Add Network Printer-> http://<ip address>:631/printers/HP-LaserJet-1200-2
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