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One page wasted before print out

Every time the printer prints i waste a clean sheet with "Comment Product Name : Oki PCL5s Printer Driver@PJL Comment Device Name : OK"
only happens when connected via the print server, if conected direct to a PC the wasted sheet does not happen, I have updated netgear software for vista ( used to happen with Xp as well) firmware v 1.0.07, I have tried all the drivers PCL, PS oki drivers with the same problem happening. I need to run 2 other laptops with this printer, comment on netgear forum (page 2)..... Use Belkin or d-link print server....Other wise the printer works fine through the print server PS121v2 , just wasting sheets of paper evertime i print, Can any one help please, many thanks, ontheedge.

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Re: one page wasted before print out

Hi Ontheedge,

I really hate suggesting it is a Netgear issue, and dump it, Edge, but most of the posts I found on that Print Server is not good. I would check for a setting in the Manger software, but not sure where it is. These link suggest it is a Netgear issue.

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15. Try to print test page, it'll print.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

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