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D Link DP301U not working with a Canon MXF series printer

I purchased a D link DP301U USB print server for use with the Canon PIXMA MX 700 series printer I have but found out after a couple of calls to D Link that the printer was not on their compatible printer list. Any ideas for getting this to work with that particular printer? The return period has ended though my local supplier and I really don't want to go out and buy a compatible printer since I recently purchased the Canon. Basically I get an error message when I try to finish the installation of the print server. Thanks for any help towards this.

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Dont' worry about what the d-link site says. its because they haven't tested it. i got my dp-301u to work fine with my hp1020 on 2 different workstations with the following steps.

1. install printer locally via usb and test.
2. create a second printer as per the dlink manual creating a port. don't worry about the name as we will delete it.
3. once created go into the properties of the 2nd printer and change the port to something local - anything will do to free up the port.
4. go into the properties of the printer that was created in step 1. and change the port to that of the print server.
5. test print. should work fine.

cheers!!

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

  • rnt-it Oct 03, 2009

    I got this to work with a HP 1020 which is also not on the list.

    install the printer locally and test ie via usb.
    install the printer via the print server ie giving it an IP address per the manual.
    go into the properties of the usb installation and change the ports over from the usb to the IP.
    save and do a test print.

    i got it working on serveral machines this way.

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