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WGPS606 does not like printers

I am able to connect to the Netgear WGPS606 print server using the wizard and manually. However, the moment i plug the printer into the print server, the server stops responding. I have a HP laserjet 1020. have any ideas?

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Hi, visit the link below to check the compatibility list of this print server. If your printer is not listed then it means that it has not been tested with this print server and there is equal chances for its nonfunctioning with the print server.

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