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Print server won't work with 2 printers of same model??????

Hi, well this is the problem, i have 2 printers HP laserjet 1020 and i wanted to install them both using the print server (1 for each). when i installed the first one it was working fin but after i installed the second one, both printers where showing up as "offline" i've tried everything that came to my mind. i was wondering if the problem is that they both r the same model(although i don't see any problem with that since both print servers have diferent IP) if u have seen this before or have any tip for me would be great thanks

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  • Dark Pirata Jan 09, 2008

    hey! it's me again
    thanks for answering. i've tried that but the printer still not working, so i'll just installe it on a computer and share it.

    and just for your records here is some of the stuff i tried:
    - reinstall
    - reinstall in safe mode(since everytime i was trying to install again it was just hanging up)
    - changing name
    - changing IP address
    - restarting compter
    - try in multiple computers
    - start from 0 in another computer (it never had print server utility installed)
    - updating the software

    well thanks for your time



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Hi Pirate!
Can your remotely acces the two printer servers? If they are located by name, on the network, make sure it is not the same on both, like a default name. If it is possible, connect to one, disconnecting the second one, and see if it has a fixed IP, Like Change it off the default, or use use the DHCP option, if it is has it.
I was working with some Intel print servers, long ago, that used software on each PC to locate the printer servers. Since the both had the same name, and they conflicted.

Good Luck.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

  • Brad Gaston Jan 09, 2008

    Thanks for letting us know, Pirate! Glad you got it working!



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