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How do I print to LPT1 on WGPS606 from a network printer on Windows XP?

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SOURCE: Netgear Wireless Print Server WGPS606 won't install correctly

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

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SOURCE: I have a netgear wgps606 wireless print server. I

Manual Configuration of WGPS606 Print Server

Note: Before configuring the printer server please check if you printer is compatible. You may open this link to you web browser: http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/N101216.asp.

1. Please make sure that the printer works when connected directly to the computer.
2. Confirm the wireless settings of your router. You should have the SSID, wireless security and IP address of the router.

For NETGEAR routers please follow these instructions to check the wireless settings:

a. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
b. Connect to the router by typing http://routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm or http://192.168.1.1 in the address field and click Enter or Return key.
c. A window will prompt for a user name and password. The default username is "admin" and the default password is "password".

Note: If it does not take password as the password, you might have changed it when you have run the NETGEAR Setup CD so please try other passwords. If you cannot remember the password, you need to reset the router and run the Setup CD to reconfigure it.

d. Click on Wireless Settings under Setup tab and you may get the wireless settings on that page.
e. On the left side under Advance setup, click on the LAN IP setup and locate the LAN TCP/IP Setup. Underneath that is the IP address of the router.

Note: If your IP address is 192.168.1.1, then you may use 192.168.1.200 for your print server.

3. Please connect a computer to the print server. At this time, the router is not connected. The printer should be connected to USB1. The power, LAN port and LPT1 should be lit.

4. Assign static IP address to the computer.

a. Click on Start and right click on Control Panel.
b. When the Control Panel window opens, double click Network Connections.
c. Right click on Local Area Connection, then click Properties. When the Local Area Connection Properties window appears, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) then hit Properties button.
d. Change the option from Obtain an IP address automatically to Use the Following IP Address and enter the following:

IP: 192.168.0.50
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Note: Leave the default gateway and DNS addresses blank.

f. Click on OK and then Close. Exit out of all the Windows.

5. Ping the print server.

a. Click on Start and then Run. Type cmd and hit OK.
b. On the DOS prompt, type ping 192.168.0.102. This should give four responses.
c. If it gives request timed out or destination net unreachable, please turn off both print server and computer. Wait for few minutes, then turn it on again. You can also try holding the reset of the device. Then repeat steb 5.b.

6. If you are able to get replies, you may now open Internet Explorer and type 192.168.0.102 on the address field.
7. After hitting go or enter on the address field, it will ask for a login. (Please type in admin for Username and password for Password).
8. Click on Wireless Settings under Setup tab and we need to set the same SSID as your router.
9. Please also select the appropriate Wireless Security and type the network key or wireless password from the router. Then click on Apply to save the settings.
10. When you get back to the page, click Print Server settings.
11. Check Change to and set the following:

IP address: 192.168.1.200 (It should be on the same range as the router. e.g. 192.168.1.2 for the computer and 192.168.1.1 for the router). This will be the print server's IP address.
IP mask: 255.255.255.0

12. Click Apply to save the settings. We will get a Page cannot be displayed.
13. Set the IP address of the computer back to dynamic.

For Windows 2000 and XP:

a. Please click on Start, select Settings and then Control Panel.
b. Double click on the Network Connections icon.
c. Right click on Local Area Connection and click on Properties.
d. Scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties.
e. Select the option Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server automatically.
f. Then click on OK.

For Windows 98 and ME:

a. Please click on Start, then Settings, and then Control Panel.
b. Double-click Network then select TCP/IP for the Ethernet adapter. Then click on Properties.
c. Go to IP address tab and select Obtain an IP address automatically.
d. Click on the Gateway tab and delete the numbers under the Installed Gateway.
e. Click the DNS Configuration tab, and then select Disable.
f. Click on OK. Windows will then prompt for a restart.

14. To set up a TCP/IP port to the computer, please follow these steps:

a. Please click on Start, then Settings, and then Control Panel.
b. Double click on Printers and Faxes.
c. Right click the printer icon and go to Properties.
d. Click Port Tab and click Add Port.
e. Select Standard TCP/IP port. Hit OK or Next.
f. In the field for Printer Name or IP Address: enter the IP address of the Print Server and click on Next.
g. Select Custom and then click Settings.
h. Under Protocol select LPR, and for Queue Name, type L1 if printer is connected to the print server USB port 1 and L2 if the printer is connected to the 2nd port.
i. Click on OK, then Next, and Finish.
j. Lastly, please right click on your printer icon and select Use Printer Online. If this is not an option, disregard it.

15. Check if you can print through the print server.
16. If it is not printing, then please try to connect the print server to the router and check if you can print. If it can, then there might be a need to re-do the steps for wireless configuration of the printer server.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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