Question about ASUS WL-500g Wireless Router (WL500GDLX)
I've had an HP LaserJet 3330 set up as the network printer through my Asus router for over three years. All of a sudden no one on my home network can print through it. The printer is recognized by the router and shows up as on-line in the router control panel, and it shows up as "ready" on all the computers in the network. But anyone who tries to print gets an error.
When I connect the printer directly to my computer it prints fine.
Nothing changed in my home network except one thing: my son's laptop, running Vista, used the network printer for the first time, with no problem. The next day no one can print. It isn't Vista that's the problem: my wife's computer runs Vista and never had an issue with the network printer. The other computers run Win XP. Note that the WinXP SP3 update had no effect on anything.
I have tried resetting the router, resetting the printer, removing the printer and reinstalling it on every computer in the network. Turned off every firewall just to see if that made a difference. Nothing seems to help.
Perhaps you might wanna try checking the IP address of the printer and see if it matches that of the ones that are mapped in each individual computer. There might be many factors in the "strange" events that have occured (PC gremlins, i call it). That should be an initial starting point.
Resetting the router wouldnt help, cause it is the router that issues different dynamic IP addresses (otherwise known as DHPC) to each and eveny node connected to the netwrok as well.
Another important thing to note is HOW these devices are connected to the router. Wirelessly? Wired connection? The fact that you can see the printer via the router means that there is no problem with the router's end, so the problem lies in the intermidiate connection from the computers to the router. Try to work on this angle. Thanks.
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
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