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.....http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&login=1&app=search&vw=1&articleid=4142&donelr=1
Following is the instructions from the above link:
Connecting the PrintServer Wirelessly to a Wireless Router
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.
Make sure the PrintServer is already working when hardwired to the linksys
router before attempting to use it wirelessly on your network.
Access the PrintServer’s web-based setup page. Open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer
If you're using Mac, use Safari
to access the PrintServer's web-based setup page.
Go to the address bar and enter the IP address you've assigned to the PrintServer.
: To assign the PrintServer a static IP address, click here
When the PrintServer setup page appears, click Wireless
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.
and look under the Security Mode
field. Select the type of wireless security your router is currently using then enter the corresponding security keys.
to apply the settings then close the PrintServer setup page.
Unplug the Ethernet cable connecting the PrintServer to the linksys
router. Power it off for 30 seconds then power it on.
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.
Stop if you can print at this point. If not continue. The following instructions are for Windows 7, 64 bit OS.
Once the above steps are completed open windows file explore. Click Network and you should see a "print server"
listed. Click on PRINT SERVER and you will see a network icon labeled p1.
You should now be able to add a printer.
In win 7 open the add printer and click "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer", and click next. A searching for printer window pops up. It will list any network printers or print servers it see's on your network. You should see a listing titled "p1 on Print Server".
At this point you need to click "The printer that I want isn't listed. This is just below the "Select a printer" box.
Next a "Find a printer by nane or TCP/IP address" window opens. Select "Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname. Click next.
Another window pops up which ask for a printer host name or IP address. Enter the IP address of your print server (the one you recorded when setting up your print server), and click next.
The next windows states the device is of unknown type. Under Device Type, make sure Standard is checked. Out to the right is a down arrow, click it and you should see many different devices displayed. Scroll until you find "Hewlet Packard Jet Direct",
click on it to select it and click next.
Finally a "Install the printer Driver" window should open. Select your printer and follwing the instructions. If your printer is not listed you can click "Window Update" which will look for new printer divers. Once the printer driver is installed you should be able to print.
As you can see this in not a simple printer install. Good luck!