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

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    How find a ip address ??

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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.




Posted on Jan 22, 2009

  • Starnley Johnwells
    Starnley Johnwells Jan 22, 2009

    To have your wireless settings checked if you are using a Linksys Wireless Router, here's how:


    Wireless Security Check




    1. Go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP)

    2. When "Internet Explorer" opens type http://192.168.1.1 into the "Address" bar and click on Go

    3. The "Enter Network Password" window will appear.

    4. Skip
      user name and type admin (admin is the default password) as the
      password, and click OK If it does not accept the default password, try
      the password you might have typed in when you ran the run me first CD
      that came with your router.

    5. On
      the Setup page of the router, click the Wireless Tab on the top and
      take note of the SSID, change the channel to 1 3 5 7 9 or 11 to get a
      better frequency then click the save settings button on the bottom. You
      would need this for the wireless settings.

    6. Click
      the Wireless Security Sub tab then take note of the KEY1 if WEP is
      enabled, if this part is disabled then your router is for open
      access(means no security is enabled and any device should be able to
      obtain a connection). You should have no trouble connecting if this
      part is disabled.

    7. After
      typing in the network key on your wireless computer, your wireless
      connection should be established. Launch your Internet Explorer, and
      then you should be connected afterwards.

    8. Go
      to your WPS54G's setup page by typing it's IP address on your address
      bar. (You can get the IP address of your print server by pressing the
      reset button on your device for 3 seconds then it will print out its
      status).

    9. Leave the username blank and type admin as your password. Hit OK afterwards.

    10. Click
      the wireless tab on the top and make sure the SSID is the same as your
      SSID on the Router. Then click the WEP key settings button if you have
      WEP enabled on your Router.

    11. Save the settings.

    12. Detach
      the printserver from the Router and unplug its power cable. Plug it
      back again and wait for the WLAN or Wireless light to turn on.

    13. Then try printing wirelessly now.


    This
    should get your printer working wirelessly afterwards. Make sure your
    printer is online at all times. Hope your printer works! Good luck!



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    Starnley Johnwells Jan 22, 2009

    i will appreciate a fixyaa rating thanks and Godbless

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U can go to the printer setting Wireless settings & also select the default ip than you can install the Wireless-G printer

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ZPS2102, ZPW1000, ZPS1000 :: Trouble shooting tips for finding the print server using the utility

supporting troubleshooting links
? A: Please check the connection link light.

Temporarily disable all firewalls on your system even the Windows XP firewall
(for instruction to disable XP firewall, please go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283673 )

Power cycle the print sever by unplug the power at the back (10 second).
The print server default IP is 192.168.5.1
Set the computer which has the print server utility installed to have an IP of 192.168.5.2

(Test ping the print server / 192.168.5.1 --
If print server is respond to ping, using web browser with the address of 192.168.5.1 will also beable to configure the print server)

Run the utility/hit the refresh button to find the print server again.
The CD has two installation methods:
1. The Auto run will run the utility.
2. By manually install the program into your system. (Browse CD to the folder: manual installation.)
It is recommended to use the 2nd method and run the PSAdmin utility from the system's programs after the installation is completed.
If it still could not find the print server, direct connect your computer to the print server using cross over cable and run the utility again to find the print server.
When it finds the print server, change the print server IP(192.168.5.1) to a unique static IP your router can accept. Put the print server back to the network, change back your computer's IP accordingly and try ping the print server with the new IP or run the utility again.

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Contrary to the on-line advice that I have found, the Linksys wireless print server WPS54G is compatible with Windows 7. It is the installation program that is not compatible. While not as bad as the early days of setting hardware dip switches, the print server must be installed manually. Following are the many steps that I took to install my WPS54G to work with Windows 7; lengthy, but worth it.


1. Connect your printer to the PC using a USB cable and USB port. Allow the printer to install. Print a test page. Even though you just installed the printer, check for an updated printer driver at the manufacturer's website. I did this late in the process before I could get the printer to work. It installed an HP universal driver.

2. Set the printer as the default.

3. If you do not know the IP address of your print server, access the router using your browser. See your manual for instructions. For a Linksys, type the default IP router address 192.168.1.1 into the browser address bar. If you have done this in the past, set up your router security. The default user name is left blank and the default password is admin.

4. Connect your print server to the PC using a USB cable and USB port.

5. On the router locate the DHCP Client Table and determine the IP address of the print server. You might have to refresh the table. The default is probably 192.168.1.78.

6. Access the print server using your browser and the IP address of the print server. The default user name is left blank and the default password is admin. Set up security to match the router, SSID, password, type of encryption, etc.

7. Go to "Devices and Printers" (from the start menu), on the default printer icon that you just installed, right click and open "Printer Properties." Click on the "Ports" tab.

8. Click on "Add Port." Select "Standard TCP/IP Port" and click on "New Port." Click "Next." Add the IP address of the print server (probably 192, 168.1.78) and call the port whatever you want. Click "Next."

9. After the port configures and you get the "Port Settings" tab (you can also get there by clicking on "Configure Port), change the protocol to "LPR" and click "LPS byte counting enabled." Use "p1" or P2" etc. for the "queue name."

10. Disconnect the print server from the USB port and let it sit for 30 seconds.

11. Disconnect the printer from the USB port.

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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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Manual Configuration of WGPS606 Print Server

Note: Before configuring the printer server please check if you printer is compatible. You may open this link to you web browser: http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/N101216.asp.

1. Please make sure that the printer works when connected directly to the computer.
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For NETGEAR routers please follow these instructions to check the wireless settings:

a. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
b. Connect to the router by typing http://routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm or http://192.168.1.1 in the address field and click Enter or Return key.
c. A window will prompt for a user name and password. The default username is "admin" and the default password is "password".

Note: If it does not take password as the password, you might have changed it when you have run the NETGEAR Setup CD so please try other passwords. If you cannot remember the password, you need to reset the router and run the Setup CD to reconfigure it.

d. Click on Wireless Settings under Setup tab and you may get the wireless settings on that page.
e. On the left side under Advance setup, click on the LAN IP setup and locate the LAN TCP/IP Setup. Underneath that is the IP address of the router.

Note: If your IP address is 192.168.1.1, then you may use 192.168.1.200 for your print server.

3. Please connect a computer to the print server. At this time, the router is not connected. The printer should be connected to USB1. The power, LAN port and LPT1 should be lit.

4. Assign static IP address to the computer.

a. Click on Start and right click on Control Panel.
b. When the Control Panel window opens, double click Network Connections.
c. Right click on Local Area Connection, then click Properties. When the Local Area Connection Properties window appears, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) then hit Properties button.
d. Change the option from Obtain an IP address automatically to Use the Following IP Address and enter the following:

IP: 192.168.0.50
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Note: Leave the default gateway and DNS addresses blank.

f. Click on OK and then Close. Exit out of all the Windows.

5. Ping the print server.

a. Click on Start and then Run. Type cmd and hit OK.
b. On the DOS prompt, type ping 192.168.0.102. This should give four responses.
c. If it gives request timed out or destination net unreachable, please turn off both print server and computer. Wait for few minutes, then turn it on again. You can also try holding the reset of the device. Then repeat steb 5.b.

6. If you are able to get replies, you may now open Internet Explorer and type 192.168.0.102 on the address field.
7. After hitting go or enter on the address field, it will ask for a login. (Please type in admin for Username and password for Password).
8. Click on Wireless Settings under Setup tab and we need to set the same SSID as your router.
9. Please also select the appropriate Wireless Security and type the network key or wireless password from the router. Then click on Apply to save the settings.
10. When you get back to the page, click Print Server settings.
11. Check Change to and set the following:

IP address: 192.168.1.200 (It should be on the same range as the router. e.g. 192.168.1.2 for the computer and 192.168.1.1 for the router). This will be the print server's IP address.
IP mask: 255.255.255.0

12. Click Apply to save the settings. We will get a Page cannot be displayed.
13. Set the IP address of the computer back to dynamic.

For Windows 2000 and XP:

a. Please click on Start, select Settings and then Control Panel.
b. Double click on the Network Connections icon.
c. Right click on Local Area Connection and click on Properties.
d. Scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties.
e. Select the option Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server automatically.
f. Then click on OK.

For Windows 98 and ME:

a. Please click on Start, then Settings, and then Control Panel.
b. Double-click Network then select TCP/IP for the Ethernet adapter. Then click on Properties.
c. Go to IP address tab and select Obtain an IP address automatically.
d. Click on the Gateway tab and delete the numbers under the Installed Gateway.
e. Click the DNS Configuration tab, and then select Disable.
f. Click on OK. Windows will then prompt for a restart.

14. To set up a TCP/IP port to the computer, please follow these steps:

a. Please click on Start, then Settings, and then Control Panel.
b. Double click on Printers and Faxes.
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j. Lastly, please right click on your printer icon and select Use Printer Online. If this is not an option, disregard it.

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16. If it is not printing, then please try to connect the print server to the router and check if you can print. If it can, then there might be a need to re-do the steps for wireless configuration of the printer server.

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