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Linksys Wpsm54G print sever

The printer is not on the list of tested printers but it finds the printer but when trying to install on computer using the computer setup it dies and says can't find drivers so after contacting link still did not answer my question. what files or is it built in to their fimeware is the problem. can I add a file to trick it in finding the drivers?

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About installing the printserver, you can actually make this work using TCP/IP, so that the print server will not be driver-dependent, just the connection.

BUT, using TCP/IP will only allow you to print through the printserver and not COPY, SCAN or FAX through it.

if you have other questions just lemme know

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I have a new wireless password. My printer has a solid green light. I can't get it to print. How do I put my new password in?


From page five of the printer owner's manual:

(You may need to connect the printer with the USB cable during this process)

Changing wireless settings after installation To change wireless settings on the printer, such as the configured network, the security key, or other settings: Using Windows 1 Do one of the following: • In Windows Vista, click . • In Windows XP, click Start. 2 Click Programs or All Programs, and then select the printer program folder from the list. 5 3 Click Tools Œ Lexmark Wireless Setup Utility. Note: If the cable is not already connected, you may be prompted to connect the printer to the computer again using the installation cable as part of the setup process. 4 Follow the prompts on the computer screen to reinstall the software, and then make the changes that you want. Using Macintosh 1 From the Finder desktop, double-click the printer folder. 2 Double-click Lexmark Wireless Setup Assistant. 3 Follow the instructions on the computer screen

You can find the full owner's manual here:
http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/2007/2420/13L0828.pdf

Oct 05, 2015 | Lexmark Z2420 Printer

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How To Use Printer


Here basic tips explaining how to use a computer printer.

Before using the printer for the first time you will need to install the driver software.

Driver software is provided with the new printer, and it is usually stored on a CD.

Insert printer CD into computer disk drive. Do not connect the printer until prompted by the setup wizard.

If you have misplaced the original disk, then you can download the printers drivers from manufacturer's website for free, click here to get a list of printer manufacturer support websites where to download manuals, drivers and software.

Once the printer is installed, if printer is new, you may need to insert the ink cartridge. In that case refer to link above to download the manual, as procedure is different depending on printer make and model.
Depending on printer model you may have to perform an alignment procedure after installing inks.

Once printer is connected you can print a test page. If you have Windows this is printable from Control Panel>Printers. Click right button of mouse on your printer icon and select Properties from drop down menu. There you will find the Print Test Page button.

To print an ordinary document, open the document with the associated program and choose print from menu bar.

For more details on printer use and maintenance, download the printer manual using the link above, or ask Fixya experts.

Good Luck.


on Sep 03, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How to test, and setup the Fax machine on HP multifunctional printers.


Hi.


Please follow the instructions below to install and test the fax on an HP multifunctional unit.

1 - before connecting the printer install the software in the CD provided with the printer on the computer. The fax unit will also work in stand alone mode, but without installing the software you will not be able to control the unit from the connected computer.

2 - Have ready a phone cable. Ensure that the phone cable that you want to use has only two connectors:

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3 - Connect one end of the telephone cord to the telephone jack andthen connect the other end of the cord to the socket labeled 1-Line on the back of the HP fax printer.

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4 - The multifunction HP is now ready to send and receive Fax.


To send a basic fax:

1. Load your originals.
2. Enter the fax number by using the dial button on keypad.
3. Press START FAX Black.If the device detects an original loaded inthe automatic document feeder, it will send the document to the numberyou entered

If the Fax is not sending, then check that the original is loaded properly, then run the fax test following procedure below:

  1. press Setup
  2. select Tools
  3. select Run fax test
  4. press OK
Or:

  1. Load the original into the input tray.
  2. Press the Setup button (the one with a wrench) on the unit control panel.
  3. Press right arrow, select Tools, then press OK.
  4. On the Tools menu, press the right arrow to select Run Fax Test, and then press OK. The fax diagnostic test prints.
  5. Review the report.
If the test does not return ALL PASS , then setup the fax manually.

Change the HP fax settings
  1. Disconnect the telephone cord from the single-line telephone and then plug it into the port marked 1-Line at the back of the HP product.
  2. Press the Setup button (the one with a wrench) on the product control panel.
  3. Press the right arrow to select Basic Fax Setup or Advanced Fax Setup, then press the right arrow again to change settings to the settings listed in the table below.
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After verifying Fax settings, try again sending a fax.

If still no luck, try calling the HP number listed on your user manual. In that case there may be a fault.

Also ensure that you do not have a VOIP phone rather than a landline phone, in that case setup will be completely different.

You can find driver software and manuals using the link below:

HP SUPPORT.

Regards.


on Feb 26, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How do I change the ip address of the Dell 1720 dn printer to work with my network?


Ok the following instructions will help you reset the ip address of your printer however you must use the origina driver cd to do this. Follow the instructions below if you have no print server involved with this network. If you do use a print server let me know ok?

Print and Check the Network Setup Page
  1. When the Ready/Data light is on solid, press and release Continue to print a menu settings page and a network setup page.

  2. Under the Standard Network Card heading on the network setup page, make sure Status is Connected.

If Status is Not Connected:
    • Make sure the Ethernet cable is firmly plugged into the back of the printer.

    • Plug the Ethernet cable into another wall outlet.

  1. Under the "TCP/IP" heading on the network setup page, make sure the IP address, netmask, and gateway are what you expected.

  2. Ping the printer and verify that it responds. For example, at a command prompt on a network computer, type ping followed by the new printer IP address (for example, 192.168.0.11):

ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
If the printer is active on the network, you will receive a reply.
  1. If your printer doesn't respond, or if the IP address is not what you expected:

    1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD into your computer.

    1. The Drivers and Utilities CD should launch the installation software automatically.

If the CD does not automatically launch, click Start® Run, type D:setup.exe (where D is the drive letter of your CD), and then click OK.
    1. When the Drivers and Utilities CD screen appears, click Set IP Address Utility.

    2. Select your printer from the "Configure Print Servers" list, and then click TCP/IP Settings.

    3. Make the necessary changes, and then click OK.

    4. Click Close.

    5. Print and check the network setup page to verify your changes.

Install Printer Drivers for All Clients
  1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD into your computer.

  2. The Drivers and Utilities CD should launch the installation software automatically.

If the CD does not automatically launch, click Start®Run, type D:setup.exe (where D is the drive letter of your CD), and then click OK.
  1. When the Drivers and Utilities CD screen appears, click Network Installation - Install the printer for use on a network.

  2. Select Install printer on one or more remote computers, and then click Next.

  3. Enter your Administrator user name and password, and then click Add.

  4. Select the clients or servers, and then click Next.

  5. Select the network printer you would like to install, and then click Next. If you do not see your printer listed, click Update to refresh the list or click Add Printer to add a printer to the network.

  6. Select your printer from the list. If you would like to change the printer name listed, enter a new name in the Printer Name field.

  7. If you want other users on the network to access this printer, select Share this printer with other computers, and then enter a share name that users will easily identify.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Select the software and documentation you want to install, and then click Install.

  10. When the Congratulations! screen appears, print a test page to verify the software is installed correctly.

  11. Click Finish to exit.

Aug 09, 2010 | Dell 1720dn Laser Printer

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Installing printer in Linux


Manually Installing a New Locally Connected Printer and Printer Driver When Ubuntu detects a printer it will automatically select a driver if the printer is recognized and a driver is available. To manually add a printer, begin by clicking on the New button in the Printer configuration toolbar. A Please Wait. Searching for Printers dialog will appear as the system is scanned for a locally attached printer. Once the search is complete, the New Printer Wizard dialog will appear including an entry for each detected printer. In the following figure, Ubuntu has detected an HP DeskJet printer connected to a USB port:

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Select the desired locally connected printer from the list in the left hand panel and click the Forward button to select the appropriate printer driver. On the resulting screen select the printer manufacturer and choose the model from the list. Click on the Forward button to install the appropriate driver for the printer:

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Once the printer driver matching the printer has been selected, click the Forward button and enter the optional printer description and location information. You should be returned to the Printers dialog where your new printer should be listed.
Once the driver is installed you are ready to try out the printer. In the Printers dialog select your printer, right click with the mouse to pop up the menu and select Properties. Click on Print Test Page to send a test page to the printer.

Aug 03, 2010 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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Netgear ps121 won't print


Possible reason why you cannot print with the print server is because the computer is not getting a valid IP from the router or a firewall is installed in the computer. You have to disable all firewalls installed in the computer.

For the print server setup, please follow the steps below:

Note: Before setting up the print server, make sure that you can print when printer is connected directly to the computer.

1. Wire the print server to router. Check the lights on it. It should have the ACT light on and the Error light off.

2. One way to test if the printer would work with the print server is to reset the print server for 3 to 5 seconds while it is powered on and after you release the button, the printer should automatically print the IP address of the print server.

Note: If the printer did not print, there is a possibility that they are not compatible. However, you may still continue to try to set up the print server.

3. Install the PS121 software.

a. Power on your computer, let the operating system boot up completely, and log in as needed.
b. Insert the Resource CD for the PS121 into your CD-ROM drive. The CD main page shown at the right will load.
c. Click Install Software.
d. Click Next and follow the software installation utility prompts to complete the software installation.
e. When prompted, restart your computer to complete the installation.
f. When your computer restarts, click Finish to run the Print Server Setup Wizard.

4. Run the Print Server Setup Wizard to Set Up a Fixed IP Address for the PS121.

a. The Print Server Setup Wizard screen should be displayed.
b. Click Next to proceed. The Print Server Wizard will now search your network for the PS121. If the Print Server Setup Wizard cannot find your PS121, check the network connections and status lights on the PS121.
c. The “Server Name” and the “IP Address” your network assigned to the PS121 are displayed. Click Next to proceed to the device name screen.
d. You can enter a descriptive Device Name and Domain Name or accept the defaults. Click Next to proceed to the IP Address configuration screen. The Print Server Wizard displays a recommended static IP address setting for the PS121. This is usually fine.
e. Click Next to proceed.
f. Click Finish to exit the Print Server Setup Wizard. This completes the configuration of the PS121 for operation on your network.
g. Click Yes to run the Add Printer Port Wizard. Follow the instructions in the next section for using the this wizard to set up each computer to use the PS121.

To set up each computer to use the PS121, please follow the instructions below:

1. Use the NETGEAR Add Printer Wizard to set up each PC to use the PS121.
a. When the Print Server Setup Wizard finishes, you are prompted to run the Add Printer Port Wizard. Click Yes to proceed. Alternatively, from the Windows Start menu NETGEAR Print Server program group, you can run the NETGEAR Add Printer Wizard.
b. After a short delay while the software searches the network for your PS121, the Printer Select window opens and displays the PS121 you have set up.
c. Click Next to proceed to the Port/Printer name screen. Take note of the printer model number listed.

2. Set up the correct printer driver for the printer port.
a. Click Next to proceed to the Port/Printer name screen. Take note of the printer model number listed.
b. Click Next to proceed to the Select Printer screen. If you see the exact printer model number listed as the printer model number from in the previous screen, click it to select it from the list.
c. If prompted, print a test page to verify operation of the printer and the PS121. Then, close any remaining Add Printer Port Wizard or Windows Add Printer Wizard windows.

Use the NETGEAR PS121 Mini Print Server Resource CD to run the Add Printer Port Wizard to set up each PC on you network that you want to use with the PS121. Select the port you added

You may also use the links below as your guide to troubleshoot the print server:

http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n101269.asp

http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n100033.asp

However, if this does not resolve the issue we will need to get some additional details from you to be able to assist you further. I have summarized my questions below:

1. Model number of router
2. Model of printer
3. Operating system of computer/s


May 01, 2009 | NetGear PS121 Print Server

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Strange Printer Problem - HP LaserJet 2600n


Hi,

Sounds like a permission's issue,

Check her/his permissions on the printer's list.

Hope this helps
Regards
Richard.

Apr 23, 2009 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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Cant instal the printer to mi computer


Setting up or installing a printer in Microsoft Windows. Issue:Setting up or installing a printer in Microsoft Windows.
Solution:There are two different methods a user can install a printer in Microsoft Windows. Below is additional information about each of these methods listed in the order we believe a user should try installing their printer in Microsoft Windows.
Before being able to install your printer you must have the software that was included with the printer. If you've lost the software for your printer you can download the drivers for your printer and use the drivers to install your printer. A listing of printer manufacturers and links to their associated drivers pages can be found on our printer drivers page.
Setup a printer using printer software
Every printer should come with the software used to install a printer in Windows. Although not all installations are the same the steps for installing this software should be similar to the below steps.
  1. Connect the printer to the computer and a power outlet and make sure it's on.
  2. Insert the CD that was included with the printer. If the CD does not automatically start the install program open My Computer, double-click on the CD drive, and then the Setup or Install file.
  3. Follow the installation wizard and your printer and its associated software should be installed successfully.
Installing a printer only using the drivers
In addition to the above steps a users can install a printer in Windows only using the printer drivers. This is recommended if you only want the printer to be installed but not the additional printer software programs that are often included with the installation and/or you've download drivers.
A listing of printer drivers and software downloads can be found through our printer drivers page.
Note: if you've installed the printer doing the above steps these steps should not be necessary unless you encountered errors.
  1. Connect the printer to the computer and a power outlet and make sure it's on.
  2. Click Start, Settings, and Control Panel.
  3. In the control panel double-click the Printers or Printers and Fax icon.
  4. In the Printers window click the Add a printer icon.
  5. After completing the above steps the Windows Printer Wizard will appear. Click Next, to start the wizard.
  6. Windows will prompt you if you're installing a Local or Network printer. If the printer is connected to your computer choose Local printer attached to this computer and click Next.
  7. When prompted for the location of the drivers for the printer. Browse the computer to the directory of your drivers or point it to the CD that was included with your printer.
Testing the printer
After the printer has been installed in Windows you can use Windows to print a self-test page to make sure the printer is working by following the below steps.
Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP, 2003, and Vista users
  1. Click Start, Settings, and open Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Printers or Printers and Fax icon.
  3. Right-click on the Printer you wish to test and click Properties. If you do not see your printer listed your printer is not installed. Seedocument CH000939 for additional information about installing a printer in Windows.
  4. In the Printers Properties window click the Print Test Page button.
  5. If the printer is able to print a test page, you're printer is installed and setup properly. However, if you're unable to print in other programs it's possible that the program you're attempting to print from has issues.

Mar 23, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I need to install HP deskjet 6940 on my Powerbook G4. I am operating on MAX OSX 10.4.6


If your printer does not appear in the Printer pop-up menu, find and install the appropriate driver. Check any CD-ROM discs included with the printer, or the website of your printer's manufacturer. Only users with an administrator account can install software.

Tip: You can also open the Printer List window from Printer Center (Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier) or the Printer Setup Utility (Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, or later).

Check the Printer menu again after installing the software. If the printer does not appear, you may need to do this:
  1. Make sure the printer is connected to your computer, plugged in, and turned on.
  2. For Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier, from the Printer menu in the print dialog choose Edit Printer List. The Printer List window appears.
  3. For Mac OS X 10.3 or later, choose Show Printer List from the View menu. The Printer List window appears.
  4. Click the Add Printer button.
  5. Choose USB from the first pop-up menu.
  6. Select your printer from the list.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Close the Printer List window.

How to add a network printer (AppleTalk or LPR)

Adding an AppleTalk or LPR network printer is very similar to adding a USB printer. In Step 4 above, you would choose AppleTalk or "LPR Printers using IP" from the pop-up menu. From there, the setup differs slightly.

AppleTalk printer
  • AppleTalk must be enabled in Network preferences.
  • If your network uses AppleTalk zones, choose one from a second pop-up menu that appears.
  • Make sure to avoid potential issues with AppleTalk multi-homing.

LPR printer
  • You must enter the printer's IP address or DNS name.
  • If you're printing to a queue, deselect the checkbox for "Use Default Queue on Server", then type the queue's name. If not, leave the checkbox selected.
  • You can select your printer from the Printer Model menu or leave it at Generic. In essence, are selecting a PPD file.

Question mark appears, or trouble finding a printer?

If you can't find the printer you want to add in the list of connection methods, make sure you're choosing the right connection type for your printer. Some printers may use custom input-output modules, such as "Epson AppleTalk". You may need to select one of these custom options in order to add your printer. If there's a question mark on the printer's icon, or Print Center or Print Setup Utility lists it as unsupported, check for an updated software version at the manufacturer's website, or the Mac OS X downloads page.

Tip for software installation

Your printer may appear in the printer list before manufacturer-required software is installed. If you have such a printer, remove the printer from your printer list before installing the software. Add the printer back to the list after you've installed the software.

Printers whose drivers or PPDs are included with Mac OS X
Additional Information See these articles for lists of printer drivers and PPD files included with Mac OS X:

25587: Mac OS X 10.3: Included PPDs for PostScript Printers
25588: Mac OS X 10.3: Raster (Inkjet) Printer Drivers Included
107001: Mac OS X 10.2: Included Ink Jet Printer Drivers
107002: Mac OS X 10.2: Included PPDs and Use of PostScript Printers
106490: Mac OS X 10.1: Many Third-Party Ink Jet Printer Drivers Are Included
106516: Mac OS X 10.1: Includes PPDs for Many PostScript Printers

Jul 10, 2008 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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Scanning problem


Make sure the HP Digital Imaging Monitor is running in the system tray at the lower-right corner of the computer screen. If it is running do a right click on it and see if it has your printer listed on it.

If Digital Imaging MOnitor is not running or your printer is not listed when you do a right click, it means that the printer softwares is not installed properly.

You will have to complete clean up the HP printer softwares and reinstall the software.

Apr 09, 2008 | HP OfficeJet 7310 All-In-One InkJet...

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