Re: installation assistant cannot detect print server
Results of attempting to connect the Netgear Wireless Print Server WGPS606 and the Canon MF6550 multifunction laser printer. I was on the phone for several hours last evening (March 9, until about midnight EDT) with a very competent support agent from Netgear (actually in the Philippines). The Netgear setup Wizard software would not connect the Print Server to my Verizon FiOS wireless G router automatically, so the Netgear support agent walked me through it manually. The Print Server connected that way, for sure. Then we manually attempted to connect the Print Server to my Canon MF6550 and subsequently, my HP 932C Deskjet. Neither printer is on the WGPS606 compatible list, nor is either on the known incompatible list. Now we know - both printers are INCOMPATIBLE with the Netgear WGPS606. I bought both the Netgear Print Server and the Canon MF6550 at Staples on Sat., March 8, 2008, based upon the assurance from Staples staff that it would all work. The question now is whether ANY brand of wireless Print Server will work with the Canon MF6550, or do I have to return this printer and get either a Canon with built in networking (ethernet or wireless) or switch to the Brother equivalent (MFC 8870DW). If I get a (multi-function) printer with built-in Ethernet networking, does the Ethernet capability bypass the USB incompatibility problem, or will the problem remain?
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If you are having trouble going through the setup process on the installation cd do the following:
Disable any encryption settings on your wireless router.
Disable MAC filtering.
If these features are enabled during the installation setup process, the wireless features will not work unless you go into the admin settings of the print server by typing the IP address into internet explorer. Type in the correct encryption settings.
Linksys has a provision in the setup software to key in the correct encryption however the software doesn't put the information in properly. This will cause the wireless not to work and allow the print server to work only when it is wired to the network.
Encryption settings have to be entered through the administration settings of the router by typing in the IP address of the print server using internet explorer.
first delte all the programs that u have installed about the print server and the printer.then connect the print server on ur laptop and run the installation .search for the wireless netwrk and connecting to it using the wpa key.After tats done connect the print server to the printer and run the printer installation ,,hope that shud resolve it,,best of luck
what is the model number of your printer? if your setup cd is not detecting your printserver, try the ff:
-- while pc and printserver connected to the router and your printserver connected to your printer. try to reset the printserver for 30sec. Is it printing? If yes, do you see any IP address on the print out
-- If no, unplug the power for 5 seconds and plug the power back in of the printserver then try again to run the setup cd. you may also check your routers dhcp server table if its detecting the printserver
-- if printserver still not detected ty to connect printserver directly to your computer
-- search if you have bi admin utility on your setup cd and install it on your pc
-- manually assign static ip address on the printserver using the bi admin utility and on the pc
-- if successful, connect printserver and pc back to the router and check if you can ping the ip address of your printserver
You might try to browse to that disk and see if there are any setup files (usually named setup.exe or install.exe). I've seen some drivers don't need to be installed by an installation program not by the new hardware wizard.
The direction of the GMFPSU01C will never tell you that you need to create another printer driver. Because, once you install the MFP Utility of this print server, you will have an automatic Copy1 icon of your printer once you successfully, detected the print server and once you successfully connected to the Printer.
Since, the computer is not detected the printer on the network, here are the things that you may do:
1. Make sure that the printer driver is properly installed in the computer. and make sure that the printer is working when directly connected to the computer.
2. If you can't detect the printer, disable your FireWall or any anti-virus program that's running in your computer.
3. Uninstall/reinstall the MFP Utility. If the CD is not working correctly, use the driver from the Website. Here's the link: http://iogear.com/support/dm/driver/GMFPSU01#display
Persever. Change your usb points, and at the last resort get the cord from your old printer and use this type of connection. Go slowly thorugh the disc step by step and make sure you delete any previous installations of the print file in the control panel.