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Re-set of wireless g print server

When i plugged the wireless g printer server into my new printer it stopped working. a hard reset didn't work either

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With this print server not all printer are compatible with it, but if you connect same model of printer that was also working with this print server, best thing to do here again is to reset the router and reconfigure it back using the setup CD that came with it and if still the same problem, it will be better to call Linksys tech support so they can check if your printer is compatible with this print server if its compatible let one of the Linksys tech walk you through with the process, they are open 24/7 this is the number 800-3267114....

Hope that helps...........

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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Wireless print server WPS54G stopped working.


I would try running the setup on it again, and if no luck setting up again, then yes it is toast.

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first see if that ip address is taken by any other device... than the one who is sopposed to have it... if it is not then you need to reset you your linksys by plugging out the power and plugging it back in... if that doesn't work then you need to do a hard reset with the reset button...

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How can I connect wireless G print server to a 65bits windows vista without a problem, it just works for WIN XP


Hi, it appears that many are having problems with the WPS54G Print Server. I too have always found it hard to get pc to connect to it. My latest problem was with a Win 7, 64bit pc.

Setting up a printer with a print server is a two part configuration. First you need to configure the print server and then add a printer in your OS.

The following instructions are for a linksys wireless router and the linksys wirless print server model # WPS54G.

To set up the print server correctly go to this link.....http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&login=1&app=search&vw=1&articleid=4142&donelr=1

Following is the instructions from the above link:
Title: Connecting the PrintServer Wirelessly to a Wireless Router Article ID: 4142 Before configuring the wireless settings of the PrintServer, make sure to know the following settings on your linksys router: SSID, and wireless security. To check the wireless settings on the linksys router, click here.
Configuring the Wireless Settings on the PrintServer
The wireless settings of the PrintServer can be configured using its web-based utility. Make sure the PrintServer is set to a static IP on the network.

Record the Print Servers IP address you will need it later.

NOTE: Make sure the PrintServer is already working when hardwired to the linksys router before attempting to use it wirelessly on your network.
Step 1:
Access the PrintServer’s web-based setup page. Open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer.
NOTE: If you're using Mac, use Safari to access the PrintServer's web-based setup page.
Step 2:
Go to the address bar and enter the IP address you've assigned to the PrintServer.
NOTE: To assign the PrintServer a static IP address, click here.
Step 3:
When the PrintServer setup page appears, click Wireless.
Step 4:
Enter the same SSID you have on the linksys router. Make sure the Network Type is set to Infrastructure then click Save to apply your changes.
Step 5:
Click Security and look under the Security Mode field. Select the type of wireless security your router is currently using then enter the corresponding security keys.
Step 6:
Click Save to apply the settings then close the PrintServer setup page.
Step 7:
Unplug the Ethernet cable connecting the PrintServer to the linksys router. Power it off for 30 seconds then power it on.
Step 8:
Make sure the Wireless LED on the PrintServer is lit and the Ethernet LED is off to indicate that the PrintServer is in wireless mode then try to print wirelessly.

Stop if you can print at this point. If not continue. The following instructions are for Windows 7, 64 bit OS.


Once the above steps are completed open windows file explore. Click Network and you should see a "print server" listed. Click on PRINT SERVER and you will see a network icon labeled p1.

You should now be able to add a printer.

In win 7 open the add printer and click "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer", and click next. A searching for printer window pops up. It will list any network printers or print servers it see's on your network. You should see a listing titled "p1 on Print Server".

At this point you need to click "The printer that I want isn't listed. This is just below the "Select a printer" box.

Next a "Find a printer by nane or TCP/IP address" window opens. Select "Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname. Click next.

Another window pops up which ask for a printer host name or IP address. Enter the IP address of your print server (the one you recorded when setting up your print server), and click next.

The next windows states the device is of unknown type. Under Device Type, make sure Standard is checked. Out to the right is a down arrow, click it and you should see many different devices displayed. Scroll until you find "Hewlet Packard Jet Direct", click on it to select it and click next.

Finally a "Install the printer Driver" window should open. Select your printer and follwing the instructions. If your printer is not listed you can click "Window Update" which will look for new printer divers. Once the printer driver is installed you should be able to print.

As you can see this in not a simple printer install. Good luck!

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Problem setting printer server


Please follow this document step by step to get it working
http://downloads.linksysbycisco.com/downloads/WPS54G_qi.pdf

let me know what step you get stuck at.

Apr 05, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WPS54G Print Server

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Well you please tell me default IP address of LINKSYS Wireless-G Print Server


Installation of WPS54G Print Server

Using standard TCP/IP Procedure (Windows XP/2000)


  1. Make sure your printer already has its drivers installed on all PC's prior to attempting to install this print server.
  2. Be sure also that your printer can print when it is connected directly to your computer.
  3. Click on Start go to Printers and Faxes.
  4. Right click your printer and go to Properties.
  5. Click on the Ports Tab on the top.
  6. Click Add Port. Select Create a new port: and select the Type of port: Standard TCP/IP Port, click Next.
  7. This will bring the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard, click Next
  8. Inthe field for Printer Name or IP Address: enter the IP address of thePrint Server and click Next. (You can get the IP address of your printserver by pressing the reset button on your device for 3 seconds thenit will print out it's status).
  9. Select Custom, click Settings.
  10. Under Protocol select LPR, and for Queue Name: type L1. Click Ok, then Next, and Finish.

Youshould be able to print on the device afterwards. You can refer to yourRouter's Wireless Settings and match them on the WPS54G so that theywould be able to communicate wirelessly.




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