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Can't get Netgear PS121v2 to work on my laptop

I installed this server successfully on my Desktop PC for my HP DeskJet F2100. However, when trying to set the server up on my Laptop I get a message that says it was not able to download successfully. I'm not sure why. My printer shows up, I click on it, the set up wizard starts downloading the driver and then after a few minutes I get the above message and it also tells me to restart the computer and try again. I've tried it several times and nothing. Please help!!! :o/

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  • Computer v9 Jul 13, 2008

    i get the same thing i can see the printer if i go to add printer but it does not conect to it.

  • bncsenn Oct 03, 2008

    I can install the driver software but it does not stay resident, it does not show up on the tool bar, nor does it show up in the installed software list. All of this happened after Vista did an upgrade. It worked fine before that.

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I finally figured it out myself. The problem is that when you uninstall the print server software, it does not do it correctly. I used regedit to manually remove the server software and reinstalled, and all is well. Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

You need to create a new Port rather than using an existing port for adding a new printer. You will need to know the IP address of the PS121 print server BEFORE you start this (you will need to enter this information manually). New port type that worked for me was: Standard TCP/IP Port.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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