The Raspberry Pi as W-Lan AirPrint Print Server – Project

I have now a W-Lan Print Server for my home office and can print from different devices such as laptops and iphones and iPads on the only printer available.

I found this the most useful link:

SD Card 4 MB for Raspberry Pi

Debian/Raspbian Version 7 – Wheezy

Linux Print System CUPS (Common Unix Printing System)

Driver for Printer HP Color Laser Jet CM1312 MFP
Printer needs to have an USB interface

Thes steps below have worked well for me to setup up the Raspberry Pi as W-Lan Print server.

First of all once the Raspberry has booted up, you need to click on the Terminal icon. Once the terminal window is open I entered the below commands:

1. Update Raspberry PI Linux Version:
sudo apt-get update

2. sudo apt-get upgrade

3.sudo apt-get install foomatic-db

4. sudo apt-get install foomatic-db-engine

5. sudo apt-get install foomatic-filters

6. sudo apt-get install cups

7. sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

8. sudo apt-get install cupas-driver-gutenprint

9. sudo apt-get install hplip

10. sudo apt-get install pycups

11. sudo apt-get install python2

12. sudo apt-get install python-cups

14. sudo apt-get install avahi

15. sudo apt-get install avahi-daemon

16. sudo apt-get install avahi-discover

17. sudo apt-get install libnss-mdns

18. sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin pi

19. sudo /etc/init.d/cups start

20. sudo /etc/init.d/avahi-daemon start

21. sudo nano etc/cups/cupsd.conf

22. Make changes to the conf file according

23. Press CTRL+SHIFT+X

24. Press SHIFT+Y

25. Press Enter

26. sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart

27.Get IP Adress of Raspberry Pi: type ifconfig

Connect Printer via USB to Raspberry Pi USB Port

28. Go to another Computer and type in the browser: IP Adress of Raspberry

29. Select Adminstration Tab

30. Add Printer

31. username: pi  password: raspberry

32. Select Printer, etc.

33. Windows Add Printer:

34. iphone: Open an email and select the reply arrow and then print. I needed to select once my Printer HP_Color_Laserjet_CM1312_MFP and then press print button. It was dead easy for me compared to step 33 for setup of printer in Windows.

I am still researching on AirPrinter….

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