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Net Gear PS121 print server, prints test page but not word docs

My main computer is Vista the other two are XP. I used the Smart Wizard to set up the vista computer. It prints perfectly. On the other 2 xp machines, I set uf the PC to use the installed print server on the smart wizard. Both machines print the "test" page perfectly. Both recognizes that I send a printed MS word document and the printer sends a sheet of paper through - blank, no print on it. Any ideas?

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It's a driver problem not installed properly on the XP machines. Here's what you can do. Install first the driver of the printer directly to the XP machines. Then try to re-do the smart wizard installation.

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Have installed a netgear ps121v2 server. Will work with the ethernet cable connected server to router and usb server to printer but will not work without the ethernet cable. System: Vista Home Premium ...


following steps can fix your Issue
1. Please confirm you are able to print by connecting the printer to the Vista computer directly.
2. Click Start - select Control Panel then switch it to Classic View from left side.
3. Double click on Printers & Click on 'Add a Printer'.
4. Select 'Add a local printer' & Click next.
5. Select 'Create a new port'.
6. Select 'Standard TCP/IP Port' as 'Type of port' then click 'Next'
7. Enter the IP Address of the Print Server in the 'Hostname or IP address' field.
8. Uncheck 'Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use' & Cilck next.
9. Select 'Custom' then Click on 'Settings' on the next dialogue box.
10. On the next dialogue box, select 'LPR' as the 'Protocol'.
11. Under the LPR Settings put in any name for the 'Queue Name'.
12. Check 'LPR Byte Counting Enabled' then click on OK and next.
13. Select the Manufacturer and the Model Number of the printer. If it is not available then click on 'Have Disk'. Click 'Next'.
14. Check 'Set as the default printer' and click next.
15. Try to print test page, it'll print.

regards,
prakash

Mar 14, 2010 | NetGear DG834G Router

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Wifi printer and 1 laptop wont work


Check your setup against this install guide.First things first. Make sure that you have the same username and password set up on the machines you want to use as your print server and the machine(s) you are going to print from, the or the "Client".. This is required so that you can communicate with the other machine(s), "Clients".. Once you have the machines’ usernames and passwords set, you can turn to the machine with the printer attached to it. (which we will call the print server). From this machine (The one we have called the print server), we will need to set up the default printer on it. So install the software & drivers for the printer. Test that you can do a "Test Print" . Then we will need to go to Printers and Faxes in the control panel. You need to right click on the printer that you want to share, and choose properties. When you get to the properties page for the printer, click on the tab that says "Sharing". That will enable the client PC to "See" & be able type in the printer’s name. Usually the software will put the "Printers" name in. It will be grayed out until you click the radio button to share it. Now, when you are ready, go to the "Client" computer you want to print from, wirelessly. When you set up your printer, go to install the printer, and you install a "Networked Printer" you then you "Tell" the installer where the "Printer" "is on the network". So when asked for location you then you can "Browse" for the printer, or type and your IP address OR host name,and Printer name too.. Mine is 192.168.1.64 OR heaven, so I typed 92.168.1.64, OR the Name of the machine. So say: As in my case, 92.168.1.64BrotherD or heavenBrotherD. Anyway, this will then go away, and connect to the "Printer" and do some houskeeping & finish, from then on, you will be able to print. try a test print the same as you did on the "Print Server". If you wish to print from say, Word, do it, by simply choosing the correct printer from the print menu that comes up whaen you try to print. Ensure you right click on the Printer Icon on Client and choose "Default Printer" too. You can also right click on documents and images files, and select "Print".
Also ensure that the print server is set to on, in Services too, on BOTH machines.

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Print server for vista, D-link DI-704p


I can recomend to your network setup is WPS54GU2
Wireless-G PrintServer for USB 2.0
******************************** Before configuring the wireless settings of the printserver, make sure to know the following settings on your D-link router: SSID, and wireless security.
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.
NOTE: Make sure the printserver is already working when hardwired to the Dlink 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.


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sir chuck, try NETWORK MAGIC it can fix your problem from PRINTER & file sharing and others. It fix network problems regardless of Operating System , windows, linux, mac etc.

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Netgear FWG114P Print Sever not functioning on upper level of LAN


if you set your dynalink's dhcp list up to a certain number (example: .1-.99). connect cat5 cable from dynalink lan port, into print server lan port. make sure print server can be setup as access point. if so, turn access point setting to on. make print server static ip address the next number outside of dhcp range (example: .100).

.100 ip address is the port number you should then be printing to, using a tcp/ip port.

if print server can be set up this way, then it now becomes wireless access point for all wireless devices. i am assuming, since you didn't mention it, that the dynalink is NOT wireless. if it is, the the print server just becomes another device on your existig network, taking the place of the network adapter the printer doesn't have. just set it up the same way you would set up another workstation on the network. except, make it static.

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I am trying to share a printer.


Are they both under the same network? Can the pc find the laptop under network connections and vice versa? If not, then right-click my computer, go to properties, go to the tab 'Computer Name' click on the button change, and make it part of a workgroup of your choice of name. Do this for both making them part of the SAME workgroup.
Then, make your printer shared under that workgroup.

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Is there an instruction/users manual


You can use a computer as a print server, and the router will allow other computers to connect to it. But other than that, you'll need to buy a print server separately and hook it into your router. You can set your computer up as a print server by installing the printer on the computer and setting up file and printer sharing through the network setup wizard in Windows XP, this can be found in Control Panel. Once that is set up, do the same for all other networked computers and then you will be able to install the printer on all other computers and print wirelessly (or wired) from any computer connected to the router. However, the computer the printer is physically connected to will need to stay on all the time, or at least be on when you need to print from another computer. I'm not quite sure if you can get a router with a built in print server anyway. But you can certainly achieve what you're looking to do - but perhaps not an all in one package like you were asking. I hope this helps you.

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How To Configure FM114P or FR114P for an Internet Connection and Printer Sharing


There are three steps: 1. Configuring the router for Internet access 2. Installing and configuring the print server 3. Adding the printer to the Windows configuration To Configure the Router for Internet Access 1. Connect the modem to the router's Internet port and your LAN computers to the router's LAN ports. 2. Shut down your LAN computers. (Power them off.) 3. Power off the router. 4. Power off the modem. 5. Power on the modem. 6. Power on the router. 7. Start the LAN computers. 8. Enter 192.168.0.1 in a Web browser's address. 9. Type username and password (by default admin and password). 10. Click Setup Wizard to configure the router's Internet access. To Install and Configure the Print Server 1. Install the Printer Server Driver program on a computer. 2. After installation, make sure to select the Run Print Port Setup now box. 3. Click Finish. Print Port Setup runs, showing you the firewall and the printer. 4. Click Port 1. 5. Click Add. A pop-up message says whether a port was created, then the Add Printer wizard starts. To Add a Printer With the Windows Add Printer Wizard 1. Continuing from the last section (or clicking Start > Settings > Printers > Add Printer), click Next. 2. Select Network Printer, and click Next. 3. Click Next again (leaving the port as LPT1). 4. Select the manufacturer and printer model of your printer. (If your printer does not appear, you need to get the CD or floppy that came with the printer, and use Have Disk to specify the file location. Note that it is looking for a file that ends with .inf.) 5. Click Next. 6. Change the printer name to something users on your LAN will recognize easily. 7. If prompted by the Add Printer Wizard about sharing: DO NOT enable sharing! Now test the printer. Other information about Windows configuration is available in Windows help in the article "To connect to a printer on a network".

Feb 19, 2006 | NetGear FR114P Router

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How To Configure FM114P or FR114P for an Internet Connection and Printer Sharing


There are three steps: 1. Configuring the router for Internet access 2. Installing and configuring the print server 3. Adding the printer to the Windows configuration To Configure the Router for Internet Access 1. Connect the modem to the router's Internet port and your LAN computers to the router's LAN ports. 2. Shut down your LAN computers. (Power them off.) 3. Power off the router. 4. Power off the modem. 5. Power on the modem. 6. Power on the router. 7. Start the LAN computers. 8. Enter 192.168.0.1 in a Web browser's address. 9. Type username and password (by default admin and password). 10. Click Setup Wizard to configure the router's Internet access. To Install and Configure the Print Server 1. Install the Printer Server Driver program on a computer. 2. After installation, make sure to select the Run Print Port Setup now box. 3. Click Finish. Print Port Setup runs, showing you the firewall and the printer. 4. Click Port 1. 5. Click Add. A pop-up message says whether a port was created, then the Add Printer wizard starts. To Add a Printer With the Windows Add Printer Wizard 1. Continuing from the last section (or clicking Start > Settings > Printers > Add Printer), click Next. 2. Select Network Printer, and click Next. 3. Click Next again (leaving the port as LPT1). 4. Select the manufacturer and printer model of your printer. (If your printer does not appear, you need to get the CD or floppy that came with the printer, and use Have Disk to specify the file location. Note that it is looking for a file that ends with .inf.) 5. Click Next. 6. Change the printer name to something users on your LAN will recognize easily. 7. If prompted by the Add Printer Wizard about sharing: DO NOT enable sharing! Now test the printer. Other information about Windows configuration is available in Windows help in the article "To connect to a printer on a network".

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