Re Rekonq: This is still early development stuff, I would not use it for productive usage - specially not the outdated version in Debian.
Actually Rekonq is not that bad. And Konqueror has for some reasons problems with the login page of my university. With rekonq everything works fine.
Re Cups: We recommend to exclusively use the Cups web interface at http://localhost:631/
for printer configuration, as all other tools tend to break sometimes.
I exclusively use the CUPS we interface. This kde-system-printer-blah stuff is not even installed.
Re printer driver features: Which printer driver exactly do you use, and how did you install it? I suggest to remove alle the printers and printer drivers you have set up so far, and start cleanly. Do not install or use the foo2zjs package from Debian, it's not working - remove it if it is already installed. After that, you will need the foo2qpdl drivers and exactly follow the installation notes here
. Take care to read it all, and do the Debian related steps. After that select the new drivers via the Cups interface for your network printer. Take your time to set all configuration defaults manually.
I have to admit, I used the original Samsung unified drivers. Probably not the best choice. But most of the problems, especially this connection problem disappeared after the last dist-upgrade (last dist-upgrade means tuesday).
And I installed your suggested foo2qpdl driver. This works very well. But i still have the problem with Konqueror that I can not go to other "option pages" than the general page. If I click on the "Miscellaneous" link nothing happens. With rekonq this works ...
Be warned: This is a cheap quality printer with a fragile driver. Not all will work as with the Windows drivers. Also remember to re-install the driver after every upgrade of Cups.
Unfortunately I noticed that this printer is a cheap low quality printer. But it is an office printer and I have to work with it