I do not have the right drivers for my Raspberry Pi. That said, if i connect my Pi to my printer and share it with Samba, will I still need a driver to print via the wireless network? As per this guide - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/make-wireless-printer-raspberry-pi/

I would assume that my pi doesn't need drivers. Am I correct?

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You're going to need drivers somewhere, but you may be in luck if the drivers are available for the OS on the computer you're printing from. Look under the Adding Your Printer section of the article you linked to. It mentions:

Alternatively, click Select Another Make/Manufacturer and select Raw. You can let Windows handle the driver!"

Try installing the drivers on your computer, then set it up to print to the CUPS printer.

  • My MAC can't seem to be able to print on the printer - keeps saying looking for printer. Trying another method.
    – letterhead
    Jan 18, 2017 at 11:32

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