In my office all computers are Windows, except my PC runs Ubuntu 18.04.

We are connected to the same LAN where the IPv4 default gateway is, my IPv4 address is and the Windows 7 PC to which the printer is connected has IPv4 address . The printer is a Konica Minolta Pagepro 1580 MF which doesn't have its own Ethernet port.

How do I connect/print with the printer through the Windows 7 PC that shares it to all users with my Ubuntu?


If the office computers are all in a Workgroup and not a Domain, go to the Windows 7 PC where connected to the printer, and select Devices and Printers.

Right click on the name of the printer you want to print to.

Left click on Printer Preferences. A pop-up window appears; click on the printer's Ports tab.

Uncheck bi-directional printing then save. Now you should be able to print to the printer from your Ubuntu PC.

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