I have inherited from the previous personthat had this job a ESI-2831 printserver that I can't identify on my network. I need to assign a new IP address, but can't locate it to configure. I have Extend view loaded but it does not see this print server it does see one other print server that I have on this network. Is there a way to set to a default IP or dhcp?
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Re: Can't find printserver on the network
Most Print Servers are by default on DHCP and if the PS is still on its factory defaults, it won't get an IP address because your computer won't have a DHCP server (unless u have set up one).
Now, you can ask the person you got it from if he had ever assigned a static IP Address to the PS.
Also, one of the reasons why your laptop won't detect the PS might be a software firewall installed.
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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.
Dirty fix... When the printer errors out...stop, unplug the power to the printserver. Reset the printer, Clear the print que (delete jobs/restart print spooling service), restart the printserver software and plug the printserver power back in. Wait for the re-detect. Everthing should be good at this point. Unfortunatly the print job will be lost and you need to print again...BUT, NO REBOOT yea!!!
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.
So you think the scan from the Auditors software jammed the port on the Printserver? Are your printservers PC's that spool the print jobs and then send them to the printer or are the printserver devices? How is you printserver connected to your printer? (ie parallel, USB, COM)
try this: make sure you do not have any pending printjobs (cancel all documents if there's one) then delete all printer icons. Reboot the computer then launch the printer server software to locate it. add that network printer & make it your default.
probability is that some of your applications are sending printjobs to the wrong queue (like the one for the USB connection).
Does your network have a dedicated computer server and the printer is attached to this server or is the printer attached to a dedicated print server device? OR Does a computer on your network shares its printer with other computers on your network? There is insufficient information on how you configured your printer setup for me to give you a proper answer to your problem.
I need a little more information on the setup. Is there a router in your network? If there is, is your PrintServer connected to the router and your computer is attempting to connect to the printserver through the router? If there is no router and your PrintServer is connected to your printer via the USB port and your computer is connected to one of the ports on the PrintServer via a cat5 cable, I would check to see whether you are actually communicating with the PrinterServer by pinging its IP address from the computer. If the ping is successful, then I would look at the printer properties in your computer's printer control panel and check the port configuration. Usually it is shows the IP address, port 9100 and port protocol is usually set to RAW. Otherwise I would attempt to reinstall the PrintServer using the CD originally provided. It appears to me that the server may not be publishing its IP address on your network.