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IOGear multi-function USB print server

I installed my IOGear GMFPSU01C USB to Ethernet print server, but it never finds my printer on the network. I've adjusted the firewall to allow the server to run, but am thinking that the LynkSys wireless G router is not allowing the server to communicate with my laptop.

The directions never tell me to install another port on my printer, so it can communicate with print server. The printer software won't allow me to install it, unless I am directly USB connected to the Lexmark X1240 printer.

Any suggestions?

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Re: IOGear multi-function USB print server

The direction of the GMFPSU01C will never tell you that you need to create another printer driver. Because, once you install the MFP Utility of this print server, you will have an automatic Copy1 icon of your printer once you successfully, detected the print server and once you successfully connected to the Printer.

Since, the computer is not detected the printer on the network, here are the things that you may do:

1. Make sure that the printer driver is properly installed in the computer. and make sure that the printer is working when directly connected to the computer.

2. If you can't detect the printer, disable your FireWall or any anti-virus program that's running in your computer.

3. Uninstall/reinstall the MFP Utility. If the CD is not working correctly, use the driver from the Website. Here's the link:

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IOGear GPSU21 doesn't work wirelessly with ip4500. Laptop running vista home 64

First, you have to make sure that the printer can print directly connected to the computer.

Second, make sure that you can "ping" the print server while it's connected to the router.

If the printer works when connected to the computer and you can ping the print server, then you just need to change the port in the print server utility. It should be set to LP1 and not LPT. The queue name should be set to L1.

Check also the printer port, and be sure that it's set to USB001 or USB002 Virtual Printer Port.

If same problem occur, try to uninstall and re-install the server utility. Use the link below to download the utility for Vista 64-bit OS:

You may refer to the user manual of GPSU21 or call IOGEAR through 866-946-4327.

Thank you and good luck!

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Can print from mac, cannot print from pc. have checked, both applications have correct printer selected

What is the operating system of your PC? Is this working before with your PC or is this the first time you are trying to install this Bluetotth Printer Kit?

If this is the first time, verify the OS of your PC. Because the USB Bluetooth adapter (GBU311) of this wireless printer server (GBP302KIT) could only support Win 98SE up to XP 32-bit (according to the system requirements).

But if this has worked before and then suddenly stopped working, try to uninstall/re-install the Bluetooth driver that's in your PC.

Everytime you are trying to detect the Bluetooth adapter that's on the printer, make sure that the Blue light is blinking (printer light).

If same problem occur, contact IOGEAR (866-946-4327). It's a free customer service support.

Thank you and good luck!

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The print server is Vista compatible. However, the Deskjet F4180 is not listed as a supported printer.Look at this list: . This print server is not the right one for your printer. You can either try a different print server, a supported printer or directly connect the printer to a computer and make that computer a print server for the rest of your network. The last option will take a bit more work. In Windows, the directly connected computer will need to allow sharing for the printer and the firewall software will need to trust the other machines in the network connect to it. The other computers will only be able to print and not use the other multi-function features. You may need to get additional software drivers to make this work (particularly if one computer uses a 64-bit OS and another has a 32-bit OS).

I hope this helps.

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