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Where did my printserver go !!! ???

First - Sorry for my spelling... But what can i say... i'm from denmark :-) My router was dead, so i got a new one ( Linksys WRT54GL ) Then i re-installed my computer ( Win XP sp2 ) and startet the router up... the IP for the printserver was and after 30 secunds, it got a new IP.. ... and so on... After 2 minutes i can't find it ... If i switch the power off for the dp-303 for some secunds the same hapents ... I think i uses but i'm not sure I Try to use telnet but it dosen't work... What shall i do ? Johnny AKA Ploef

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Re: Where did my printserver go !!! ???

Yesterday I had contact with the support division of SEH in germany. I got a lot of background information about the SEH PS03A print server. So I assume, that the reason for your problem is the power supply that came with the PS03A: if it is bad, the PS03a is restarting very often and could probably get a new IP number by your router every time. So you perhaps have to get a new power supply.

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"... your print server is configured with DHCP and not a static IP address (If it is has a static IP address, make sure it is configured for the correct subnet) ..." How can you verify that if you can't get to the printer server URL?

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Re: Where did my printserver go !!! ???

From your initial troubleshooting steps, it sounds like you are having an IP connectivity issue. I will make the assumption that your print server is configured with DHCP and not a static IP address (If it is has a static IP address, make sure it is configured for the correct subnet). If this is the case, you should be able to log on to your broad band router and see what IP address was given out for it in the DHCP Lease section. Next, try pinging (open a command prompt and type: ping the IP address of the print server. This will confirm that you have proper connectivity to it. Next, make sure you have file and print sharing enabled on your Win XP machine.

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My printerserver doesn't show up on my network (working properly). I am using Windows 7 ultimate, Thomson TG585 router, NC-2100p, Brother 1030 (installed as 1430).

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You can power off the Router and Printserver..then test the printserver if still detected on computer,direct testing on computer first..then if it is good,check your network if running good and have an IP addresses..check the IP of printserver it as you like.


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Configure NETGEAR PS121 print server with MAC OS 10.4.X and may work for other version of MAC OS X
Please sure that the printer is working in direct connection with the computer.

1. Now connect the printer to the USB port of the printserver and then the ethernet cable from the router to the Printserver ethernet port.
2. Press the diagonistic tool button on the printserver for 10 sec (All the lights will blink amber), you will recieve a print page with Port name,Ip address of the printer and other details.
3. The ip address will be given from the router,If no ip address, powercycle the router, printserver and the printer. Press the diagonistic tool button again.

Open the System Preferences

Click on “Print and Fax” icon

Click on the “+” icon to add a new printer

Click on the “IP Printer” icon

Select “Line Printer Daemon – LPD”

1. In the Address field, enter the IP address of the PS121
2. In the Queue field, enter L1
3. In the Name field, enter L1
4. Select the printer manufacturer from the pull down
5. Select the printer model from the scroll box
6. Click Add

a. Click once on L1 to select it
b. Click on Printer Setup

Click on the “Installable Options” pulldown menu and select “Name & Location”

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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.....

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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Dirty fix...
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Note... for me, if this sequence is not followed, I will have to reboot. The printserver will be locked for the PC that was trying to print. All other PC's will be fine, and I have no idea why.
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The software that came with the WPS54G model is not (yet)compatible with Vista systems. This model is not listed on the Vista-ready devices from Linksys' website ( The behavior more likely a result of a software incompatibility.

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To make your Vista working with the printserver WITHOUT the use of the PrintServer CD, do the ff:
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what is the model number of your printer? if your setup cd is not detecting your printserver, try the ff:

-- while pc and printserver connected to the router and your printserver connected to your printer. try to reset the printserver for 30sec. Is it printing? If yes, do you see any IP address on the print out

-- If no, unplug the power for 5 seconds and plug the power back in of the printserver then try again to run the setup cd. you may also check your routers dhcp server table if its detecting the printserver

-- if printserver still not detected ty to connect printserver directly to your computer

-- search if you have bi admin utility on your setup cd and install it on your pc

-- manually assign static ip address on the printserver using the bi admin utility and on the pc

-- if successful, connect printserver and pc back to the router and check if you can ping the ip address of your printserver

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