I recently added a Linksys WAP54 access point as a repeater to extend the range of the Linksys WRT54.
The addition of the access point has caused the Brother Print Server nc-2200w to not work. I have tried to re-install the print server, but the wireless utility does not recognize the SETUP ssid in the ad hoc mode.
Any thoughts? I would really appreciate some direction. It is frustrating to lose something that once worked well due to the addition of extending the WI-FI range.
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You can power off the Router and Printserver..then test the printserver if still detected on computer,direct testing on computer first..then if it is good,check your network if running good and have an IP addresses..check the IP of printserver too..name it as you like.
Based on your post description, I am assuming that: 1. You can connect to the Internet through your 2241 Neptoia modem; 2. You can access your WRT54G V8 Linksys Wireless router @ 192.168.1.1; 3. Both 1 & 2 above could be done through a wireless connection from your PC.
Connect everything as they are supposed to be wired (printer, Print Server, modem, router etc)
Pls try: a. Connect the Linksys wireless print server using a lan cable to the Linksys WRT54G Wireless AP/router. (Will tackle the wireless connection a bit later) b. Reset your print server; & c. Do a diagnostic print-out. Instructions for b & c are in page 4 of your manual.
You need to verify that: i. the Power indicator is contnously green ii. the Ethernet indicator is contnously green iii. the USB indicator is contnously green iv. the Wireless indicator may or may not be contnously green
Pls post back with the generated diagnostic print-out before we can proceed with the other steps.
Additionally, try installing the Epson Stylus Photo RX600 direct to one of the USB ports of your PC. Use the installer/driver CD that came with it. Try using it as a regular printer. This will tell us status of the printer.
The printer and print server has to be connected to the wireless router by a network cable for you to print wirelessly from the laptop.
If possible connect a long network cable between the print server and the wireless router or move the router next to the print server and printer.
You maybe able to use a wireless repeater/extender but is it worth the added costs and complication. The extended range would invite hackers unless you secure your system.
access your router and go to wi fi settings check is it enabled if not enabled it. Also check its netwrok settings like dhcp , ip addreses , subnet mask gateway. Also check in your network that in gateway is always your linksys ip. Let me know .
There are a few things you can try to extend your wifi signal. If the antenna of the router is removable, then you might want to look at antennas with a higher gain, keep in mind they must have the same type of connector as your router. If your antenna is not removable, or this doesn't get you the range you need, then you may want to look into a wireless repeater, this you need to just place at the edge of where your wifi connection drops off, and it will extend the signal by rebroadcasting it.
You get a ROOT HUB error when your USB port on your computer needs additional drivers. The print server drivers needs to configure your printer drivers. The only solution for this is CALL LINKSYS TECH SUPPORT. TELL THE TECHNICIAN THAT YOU HAVE A ROOT HUB ERROR. Linksys will send you ADDITIONAL DRIVERS for your root hub. UPDATE your ROOT HUB using the ADDITIONAL DRIVERS. Uninstall the WPSM54G from the add/remove programs. RUN SET UP COMPUTER AGAIN
This is a typical problem that occurs when you have an active firewall. Try disabling the firewall and you should be able to print.
Linksys is known for their customer service and expertise, I would suggest giving these folks a call at: 1-800-LINKSYS, they will walk you through the process of setting this up correctly.
If you don't want to call, the problem lies in your firewall. Look for the IP address on the printed test page. If you are using a Linksys router with a default IP address of 192.168.1.1, the printserver should be getting an IP range of 192.168.1.x as well indicating that it is properly obtaining an IP address from the network.
Once you locate your IP address all you need to do is go to your Firewall settings for your Mcafee software and add permission to add a specific IP address and you will enter your Print Server's IP address.
This should fix your problem! Good luck! The following link should provide you with additional details to fix your Print Server: