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Won't Install When Removing Security

The Dell 3300 seems to install correctly but when I go to add it to the network I have to disable security or it errors out. I have a DLlink DIR-450 EVDO router. I had WPA2 auto enabled and enter the proper passcode when trying to get the 3300 added to the network but it always errors out. When I remove all security it adds to the network. Other options (that I have not tried) for security in the router are WEP, WPA, WPA2. Is there anyway I can add security back to my router and get this printer server to work? Thanks.

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Re: Won't Install When Removing Security

Dear carverdave

Please let me know the security center your are using, so that I can suggest you the solution.

There is a problem with the security center Which is not allowing to connect to print server.

Solution: you will have to allow print spooler service and othe services in exception in the security center.


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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.....

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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.
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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.
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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.

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On the back side of the adapter there is a small button. If you depress if for a very long time, it resets the adapter back to factory defaults. If you depress it for a shor period of time, it will print a settings page. On this settings page, look for the IP address. If the print out has, then it does not have a valid IP address. If it has, it does not have a good address. If it has an address, it has a good address. Once you are able to verify the address it has, then you can check on the computer and compare them. If the address don't match, then there will be no communication between the printer and the computer. The way to check this click start>Printers and Faxes>Right click Printer Icon>Click Properties>Choose Ports tab>scroll thur this list until you see which port the printer is using>If it does not show the IP address in this window>Highlight this port>click configure>The port will show in this windows box.

Another reason it may not join the network is because of incorrect security settings from the orginal set up of the adapter. Another reason why it may not join the network is because of fire wall settings. One way to test the fire wall settings is to temporaryily disable firewall and see if it joins. If it does, then you know you need to make some firewall setting changes.

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