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20-08-2008, 13:31
I have a hard time trying to get the asus connected HP 3600 to work through Mac OSX. In XP everything works smooth.

When I look at oleg.wl500g.info I look at the XP config; looks like http://ip.ip.ip.ip:9100/ is the proper address to the printer.

OSX runs CUPS, but I can't get the RAW format to the printer, option flags are not accepted, locally, the HP3600 works like a charm (Uses HP 3000 colorJet driver). When I print, the output is some misformed postscript...

How can I address the WL500gP with RAW printing from OSX CUPS?

Thanks in advance,


21-08-2008, 13:10
CUPS correct uri must be: socket://ip.ip.ip.ip:9100
and you have to set correct driver's for HP 3600 on OS X computer, neither RAW.

21-08-2008, 14:48
Thanks for the reply Mavka,

well, the socket:// works, but now I get the text print instead of graphics. The printer spits out text starting with:

%language level: 1
%documentData: Clean7Bit

etc etc

I had the impression RAW would fix this since it's a setting on XP but now I'm stuck.


21-08-2008, 15:13
Yes, you need to setup printer driver [like in WinXP]:

I haven't seen Mac, but can you connect to CUPS like: http://localhost:631/?
Then goto Administration > Add printer > Device = AppSocket > socket://x.x.x.x:9100 > and select correct driver.

Also, you can try connect printer via LPR:
queue name used by ASUS - "LPRServer"

21-08-2008, 18:03
I can connect to CUPS with localhost, tried different settings. The socket:// initiates printing, but text only.

I use the oleg firmware, I think the LPRServer is not used anymore. Printer does not react to LPD:// uri

22-08-2008, 06:57
What driver are you select?

22-08-2008, 07:42
Hi Mavka,

I'm glad to say it worked! I had the Apple pre-installed drivers from HP, but installed the hpijs / ghostscript and foomatic drivers from this link:


I now use the 3600 ghostscript driver with this url:


And no problems anymore.

Thanks a lot for your help! I wouldn't install those OpenPrinting drivers if you hadn't pushed me (because the Apple driver worked perfectly on local USB conection I did not want to swap it at first)