You can't, the device name is the host name and IPP (What the Macs use to print) uses host names to print.
We have several WorkCentre 7970 copiers/printers/scanners that were originally given unfortunate "device names" when they were set up. (I'm talking about the device name that appears under Properties->Description in the machine's administrative web interface.) I'd like to change the names of the devices (without changing anything else), but I find that
changing a device's name causes me to no longer be able to print to it. If I change the name back to its original value, printing works again. (These tests were done on a Mac, if that makes a difference.)
I'm guessing that I could change the name, then re-install the printers on the Mac, but we've already deployed these devices and I'd hate to have to re-install printers on a whole department full of computers. Is there any way to change the device name without breaking printing?
Thanks for any advice.
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