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09-16-2011 12:25 PM
I have an OfficeJet Pro 8500 Plus A910 in my office. Our company also has the exact same model of printer for general use for all other employees. There seems to be a crossover on people printing on my printer instead of the office printer (even though they are named differently from AirPrint and Bonjour Interfaces).
Is there a way I can disable AirPrint on the printer in my office so that only the office printer shows up on AirPrint? I can always print via ePrint which only takes a few extra seconds longer on mine. Or, is there a way to request a PIN if printing to my AirPrint vs the Office AirPrint machine?
Seems like a big hole in security if you have more than one AirPrint enabled printer on a network. Especailly in a college dormroom or tight-knit apartment complex.
09-16-2011 02:14 PM
You can turn off the Bonjour service of the printer which should remove the airprint capability, or you can change the names of the two printers so that you can differentiate them.
From a device connected to the same network as your printer, navigate to the embedded web server (EWS) of the printer (by typing in the IP address of the printer into a browser window). Once you have accessed the EWS, select the Network tab, then on the left menu bar, select Bonjour. This will bring up a window giving you your various Bonjour service settings. Disabling the service should remove your printer from being seen on the network (in terms of AirPrint - it will still be on the network). OR you can change the Bonjour Service Name. By changing this, the printer will show up with a different name on the user's device when they attempt to print.
Unfortunately, the iteration of AirPrint that Apple has partnered with us to use has no security settings, so utilizing a pin number is not an option but I hope one of the top two options helps you in your matter.
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