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Netgear Wireless Print Server WGPS606 won't install correctly

I have a Windows XP desktop and Windows Vista laptop that we want to print to a Canon MultiPass 730 printer/scanner/fax with a WGPS606. Can't even get through the install...we've spent days (literally) with insufficient instructions from the manuf., and little web site reference on how to accomplish this.

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  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    During the install, I get a meaasge indicating the computer and the server are't cpmmunicating and it suggests turning the router/server/computer on and then back on (which I've tried) and also that the codes between the router and srever may not be the same. I don't know how to determine this part.

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    Installed printer set up cannot get the pc to see server.tried everything.Changed IPaddresses confirmed with NETGEAR what IP to use with my NETGEAR router. Nothing

  • Munawar Khan Mar 10, 2008

    My print server is not recognized by the setup soft ware. It is connected to the computer by ethernet cable. It says," Installation assistant can not detect your print server."

    Please help

    makhan380@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    Have tried many times to install prints erver and cannot get printer to work thrugh WGPS606

  • networkmagic May 11, 2010

    As with most network problems, the solution usually starts with more questions than answers....how are you trying to set up the print server...are you using the Netgear "Smart Wizard" software? If so, are you running it on the XP or Vista machine? Is the XP desktop connected directly to the print server with a network cable? Is there a working Internet connection in this scenario?



    Here's my (uninformed) summary of recommended steps:

    1. -Make sure Windows XP has been updated to Service Pack 2 level.

    2. -Follow the instructions and run the "Smart Wizard" software on the XP PC to set up the print server. If this step fails there is a deeper problem that needs to be corrected. Don't try using the Vista PC until everything works with the XP PC.

    3. -Once the XP PC and printer are working, refer to the Netgear web page (link below) and procede with setting up the Vista PC to print.

    http://www.netgear.com/vista

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I finally got my WGPS606 installed - unfortunately, it's just on one computer so far, but that computer is on the network and is not wired. Here are a few tips:

1. hold the reset button (little pinhole) until you see some action going on with the lights (I forget exactly what happened, but after a while there was a change) - this served to "reset" my WGPS606's IP Address, which I had changed during setup.

2. connect your computer to the server with an ethernet cable and type in http://192.168.0.102 (the default IP Address of the server)

3. login with the default username and password:
username: admin
password: password

4. once logged in, you will see all of the WGPS606's information. At that point, you should be able to change the IP Address of the server to what you want it to be, but I think you can proceed to run the setup on the installation CD (or the installation program from the WGPS606's Netgear website) and it should be recognized on the wireless network.

In my case, I want to mention that when the initial setup failed for me, I used the MAC address on the back of the server. After steps 1-4, my server was finally on the wireless network by the installation program, however, the MAC address was 1 digit off from what was on the server. The MAC address on the back of the server was the PHYSICAL MAC address, whereas the WIRELESS MAC address was one digit higher (last set of numbers. For instance, on the back of the server, the MAC address ended in ":01" and I found out that this was the physical MAC address. The wireless MAC address was exactly the same, except the last 2 digits were ":02."

Another thing to note was that after the server was recognized, it told me to reserve a specific IP Address other than what I had previously set - I didn't realize that it chose it for you. Anyway, just keep that in mind. After this, everything worked like a charm - well, I have yet to set up the other computers to connect to the server, but at least I have one!

Hope this helps!

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

  • flexgrey Nov 21, 2008

    One more thing: once I got the WGPS606 connected to my network, it did NOT appear as an attached device, so the only way you can tell if it is connected is by logging into the server. And since the IP Address got changed by the end of the setup, you have to enter in the NEW IP Address into any browser and log in as described above. Once logged in, you can also change the username and password.

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My laptop computer with Windows Vista OS could find the printer server but I still could no print although I had disabled window's firewall. Later, I found there was a personal firewall setup from the anti-virus software. After uninstalled the personal firewall, I could print through the WGPS606 printer server without any problem.

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I had to turn windows firewall off during installation in order for the set up software to find the print server.

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