Why doesn't my print server connect to my existing home network?
Existing Netgear N600 router, wireless Dell laptop w/Windows 7, desktop computer w/Windows XP Ethernet cabled to router and usb cabled to HP G85 printer. All working fine for years. Printer disconnected from desktop and usb cabled to print server. Plugged in per manual. Status light should flash 5X, go steady, and wlan light come on - status light keeps flashing and wlan does not come on. Disconnect router Ethernet from desktop and plug into print server and try again. Status light goes steady and wlan light steady. Put disk in my wireless laptop and autorun setup w/install shield. Setup found the print server and all seemed ok. Tried test page and got print error. Went into PSAdmin and no print server showed up. Uninstalled, disconnected all, retried with router and print server connected Ethernet again. Same results as above. What is wrong?
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Limited connectivity If you get a 'Limited connectivity" on you wireless connection on your laptop, it means that the wireless card on your laptop probably did not get an IP address from the wireless router. To fix this problem, right click on the wireless icon on the Task bar and then click Repair. This will force the wireless router to issue a IP address to the wireless card on the laptop.
The below steps illustrates the usage of router's like WGR614, WGT624, WPN824 as an access point to extend the wireless network in your location. The only required setup is that you should have a DHCP server running on your network ( be it your modem or a different router).
1. Connect a computer directly to NETGEAR router on any of the four LAN ports.
2. Access the router, usually with http://192.168.1.1 or http://www.routerlogin.com.
3. Login to the router with the Username as "admin" and Password as "password" (please note that the Username and Password are case sensitive).
4. Click on wireless settings in the left hand side menu Under Setup.
5. Change the network name SSID to some other name.
6. Select security options as 'WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)'.
7. Set the 'Authentication Type' as 'Automatic' and Set the 'Encryption Strength' as 64-bit.
8. In Key 1 type a 10 digit number.
9. Apply the settings.
Click on LAN IP setup from the left menu.
1. Change the IP address of the router from 192.168.1.1 to a free IP of your existing DHCP network.
2. Also disable the DHCP of the router by unchecking the box for 'Use router as DHCP Server'.
3. Click apply and click ok for any popup message that arise.
4. Once the browser display some error message like CANNOT FIND SERVER, ACTION CANCELLED etc, turn off the router and restart the computer.
Now, connect the two router in the following way:
1.Connect Ethernet cable from the Lan port of the existing router/modem to the Lan port of the NETGEAR router.
2. Powercycle both the routers and your computer
3. You may connect other computers' directly to NETGEAR router or wirelessly as per your requirement.
check if the router has support for win 7 ,if not search for win vista,the instalations(i mean the configuration page you should run in internet explorer) look at the link provided with the router and follow the instruction
Usually there are 2 types of wireless connections, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Your laptop may not be able to connect to one of these connections, so it may be incompatible with your router. You can try buying a USB networking card (no more than $20). It will plug into one of your USB ports and should allow you to connect to your router. Hope this helps!
I assume you connect your printer to the desktop with the USB cable.
I assume the laptop is connected to the Wifi network.
First you need to setup the printer to connect to the wireless network. Follow the printer installation instructions to do that.
Next insert the install Disc into the laptop and follow the installation instructions. Use the network installation section.
The printer has a built-in server for printing.
If UPNP is enabled on the router then you should be able to browse the printer on the network.
- delete the wireless profiles
network and sharing center
manage wireless networks
Delete the profiles
you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to
NETGEAR’s 54 Mbps Wireless Print Server with 4-port Switch allows you to
connect one or two printers to your existing wireless network, without
using unsightly Ethernet cables. Simply place your printers anywhere in
your home or office that works best for you, plug them into the print
server’s USB ports, and the Smart Wizard set-up function automatically
guides you through configuration. Then you can send your business
documents to a high-end color printer, and your kids’ homework to a
black-and-white printer. The print server also acts as a wireless
Ethernet bridge, connecting a cluster of up to four PCs and laptops
without requiring dedicated wireless adapters. I t employs powerful WEP
Encryption and WPA-PSK to keep your wireless network secure, and
interoperates with all standard b and g wireless devices. All this in a
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are you trying to run CD on new computer ? You can do it manually without CD. First let me know, are you trying to install the router OR you are trying to add a new computer to the existing network. If you are trying to add a new computer to the existing network then you don't need to install the router on the computer, you just need to connect to the network.
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