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Old Nov 11th, 2003, 12:30 PM   #1
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I was given a Laserwriter NT II by an old friend. He sent it to the repair service before giving it to me. New 2 toners and reconditioned. Everything is working fine. It includes an Asante Network adapter. I wonder how can I set this up to make it work in my D-link DI704 Router? I was told that I have to switch some little knobs and I've tried several combinations and doesn't work. Im trying to work it to connect to my network with PC's. The only thing I have not done is to connect it to our old PowerMAc but I want to connect the printer directly to the network. Anyone knows how to setup this printer for PCs? Anyone knows the right combination for those knobs to make it work for PC? or Anyone know a link or website for the schematic diagram of the board on this printer?
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Old Nov 11th, 2003, 05:49 PM   #2
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There are a lot of questions that still need to be answered. This printer will not support ethernet directly since it only comes with a LocalTalk port.

You can put this printer on the network with an Ethernet to LocalTalk bridge. Asante makes these and they are called either AsantePrint or AsanteTalk.

Asante also makes phone net adapters with a serial cable at one end and two phone jack plugs at the other end. These are designed for LocalTalk networking using standard phone cable. They can't be attached to an ethernet network unless you also have an AsantePrint or AsanteTalk adapter. These adapters are larger than the phone net adapters and require a power supply. They also have an ethernet port that is larger than the phone jack port.

If you got an AsanteTalk or AsantePrint adapter then consider yourself lucky since they are likely worth more than the printer. My guess is that you just have a basic phone net adapter that won't allow you to hook up to the router.

I also don't think this printer is supported in OSX (It only has Postscript ver 1, but I think you need to have at least ver. 2). It should work just dandy in OS9 or earlier, however, via LocalTalk.

You can also get it working on the PC if you have Appletalk support or some PC to Mac networking software such as PCMacLan (not free).
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Following up on the previous erudite post, here are two things you should explore:

1. Does GIMP print have a postscript 1 driver? I half recall reading that it does, enabling you to print to a II NT from OS X jaguar or later.

2. You can download the manual from apple. Old manuals are archived in PDF format.

3. We had a II NT many, many years ago. I do not recall any knobs and I am pretty sure the only connectivity was localtalk. What's to do with knobs? Are you sure its a II NT?
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