Increasingly diverse operating systems. Therefore, do not be surprised if within a network can terdisi from a variety of devices. Plus, gadgets and electronic devices now have the ability to pass network connectivity.
If the operating system both Windows or Linux fellow, it’s still easy. For use can be done without much trouble. Well if there are some who use the operating system Windows 8 and some of them have access to a printer via the Linux how dong? Easy! This tutorial.
Workgroup liken this step similar to when we want to share files across operating systems. We must do this step in Windows 8:
1. Create Same Workgroup. On the Start screen, click System Settings on the right side and click on System in the left side. Click the Change Settings.
2. In the System Properties window go to the Computer Name tab and see the workgroup name there. Compare with information workgroup name in Windows 8. If the same, you can jump straight to step 4. If different, follow the first 3 steps.
3. Click the Change button that is on the Computer Name tab. After that, in the Computer Name Changes window, click the Workgroup menu in the box if the Member in the column below, the contents of the same name with a Linux workgroup. Press OK to save the changes. When prompted, restart the PC in order to connect with the new workgroup.
Next, use the same naming workgroup with Linux.
To put the printer on Windows 8
Divide and put the printer is not difficult to access. On the Start screen, type in Device and Printers, click Settings and then click the icon. Figure 4. Right-click the printer you want to dibagipakaikan then select “Printer Properties”. In the Properties window, select the Sharing tab and place a check in front of the “Share this printer”. Figure 5. Click “OK” to save changes.
Configuring Linux For Linux printer can be accessed through, it is time configuration on Linux. We will be using Ubuntu as the most popular Linux ditro. Here’s how:
1. Click the menu System> Administration> Printing to open the printer management window.
2. In the Printer Configuration window, click the “New” button. Ubuntu will search for the printer on the network.
3. Once the search is complete, Ubuntu will display all the printers on the network are detected. If printermu not listed, click the “Windows Printer via SAMBA” on the left panel. IN the right side window, type the workgroup name created in step 1, and then click “Browse”.
4. Explore the SMB workgroup that appears in the browser, select the computer name, then click on the name of the printer that has dibagipakaikan then click “OK”.
5. You will be taken back to the previous window. Click the “Verify ..” to ensure the printer can be accessed by Ubuntu. If successful, you will get the message “Print Share Verified” like in the picture. If at this stage you have failed, try to go back to step 2 to ensure the printer configuration has been done correctly.
6. Click “OK” and “Forward”.
7. Now you will see a window with three options: Choose the printer from the database, providing PPD file, or do a search in the printer driver
Choose the first option and then check whether the driver for printermu already teredia. If printermu not listed there, select the second option. After that select the PPD file that you have and then click Open. PPD file is a file that contains information such as the printer’s Windows driver which can be downloaded from the Internet. If the second alternative in this step you have problems too, just select the third option to force Ubuntu to find drivers on the Internet.
8. Click the “Forward” button to continue.
9. Enter the printer name information, description and location of the printer in the field provided. Click Apply to continue.
10. Ubuntu will ask you to test your printer. Click “Yes” to try to print to the printer.
11. After all steps finished, you will see the printer connected to the PC Windows 8 appears in the printer list Ubuntu.