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Printers are not recognized as online by printserver

I am using the D-link DIR-635 router and the DPR-1260 printserver in a wireless 11g network (DHCP), Windows XP SP2. Installation of the printserver went fine, installation (by Wizard) of a Canon LBP2900 and iP4300 went well also. Both printers show up in the "Printers and Faxes" folders. Problem is that the printserver does not recognize the online status of the printers and keeps stating "offline" in the utility. So does Windows. Trying to print generates an error message "Wrong port. The port the printer is connected to can not be used. Check the port". The correct printer drivers are installed on the computer, I tried to share the printers but it did not help. Since the printers showed up in the menu I have not installed them manually. What did I miss?

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  • Impala66 Sep 23, 2007

    I think that the problems lies in the configuration of the port or the way the port is handled by the computer/router/printserver. Here are the port settings (from the Windows Printers & Faxes menu):

    Port:
    d-link_15a365_9101 (this is the USB-port the printer is connected to)

    Standard TCP/IP Port, Raw TCP/IP, #9101, SNMP activated, "Public", index 1

    Printer:
    Canon LBP2900 on DPR1260(dlink-15a365 USB Port2)---this seems to OK

    I had the printer switched off when I started the PC, the Windows Printers menu stated "ready" for the printer (???). When I switched the printer on, the status changed to "offline" ???!???

  • Impala66 Sep 24, 2007

    I have seen at least two similar issues at FixYa (with HP printers).

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Have you check which port your PC trying to register your printer to?

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