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Can't connect my Linksys WRT54GS router to zonet zps1000

I have just recently installed a Linksys WRT54GS router to my home network replacing an old U-S Robotics router. I was fortunate to have had the IT guy from my former place of employment over to help me set that U-S Robotics system up and he made everything work. Unfortunately for me, I had to do the latest router setup on my own.
The new network is working fine but the problem I have is that I cannot seem to get the Zonet ZPS 1000 print server to work which renders my printer useless to the home network. I have two desktop XP PCs, one laptop running Windows 2000 and one Mac running OS 10.5. My primary computer is one of the XP desktops.
I will admit I am technically challenged and really looking. I was trying to find some help and for the life of me I cannot even find "system preferences" on my XP.
Please, can somebody give me some guidance.

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  • joebethlark Dec 30, 2008

    I have very little paperwork but I do have a CD that does not have the name "Zonet" but does have the name "USB Print Server". No where on this can I find the name "Zonet" . I started to go to the Zonet web site but was received a warning that my computer could be attacked at that site.
    When you mention the "gateway", are you talking about a number?
    Also, if I take the ethernet cable that plugs into the Zonet device, do I just plug it into the internet connection on the back of my computer to configure it.
    I'm sorry to ask such stupid questions and have such lame answers but perhaps this is why 52 year old men shouldn't mess with computers and networks and such.
    regards


  • joebethlark Dec 31, 2008

    I did have one other question for you Mr. Bubbabear64. I went to the link that you posted and a screen appeared warning me that this was a "reported attack site" Should I still go there. I have a good virus filter and try to keep my computer cleaned regularly of adware.
    Thanks again for all your advice.


  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Do you have the installation CD to your print server?



    You will need to take it off the network and plug it into a a computer to set it up.



    What is the gateway of your network?

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The gateway would be the address that your router uses.

You would plug the print server into the back of the computer using the ethernet line.

Use this link to get into the support section of the website:

http://www.zonetusa.com/index.asp

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jan 01, 2009

    This link didn't cause a problem for me. It looked like a legitimate website as long as you use the index.asp at the end of the link.

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? A: Please check the connection link light.

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Based on your post description, I am assuming that:
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