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Do you know how to set up the WPS54GU2 printer server to print on a Windows 7 PC?

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  • tim_fredrick Nov 14, 2010

    Its still not working!

    I checked the printer server address from my XP machine that has the BiAdmin manager tool from Linksys. I used that address in the port name. Then I get a box stating Additional port information required (the device is not found on the network). My network is on and I can print to the printer from the print server from other machines so this is confusing....

    There is two options on this screen, Standard and Custom. I tried Custom and it took me to the port settings box. I tried the recommended settings and nothing is printing....

    Still stuck. Any ideas?

  • tim_fredrick Nov 15, 2010

    You were close. I tried L1 and didn't work. Noticed in other docs that the USB printer was set at LP2. Tried L2 and it worked! Thanks for the help. This was a pain.....

  • tim_fredrick Nov 15, 2010

    This was very helpful and I have my wireless print server working on my Win 7 machine!
    Thank you.

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After starting the Add Printer Wizard, the trick is to select Local Printer
Attached to This Computer. This is counter-intuitive, but you're not
connecting to the printer using MICROSOFT Networking, so MS doesn't consider
this to be a network printer. Don't select Automatically Detect with Plug
and Play.

On the Select a Printer Port screen, choose Create a New Port. Type of Port
= Standard TCP/IP Port.

Be sure that the printer server and the printer are ready before proceeding.
For Printer Name or IP Address enter the print server's IP address. The
protocol is LPR. You'll need to get the Queue Name from the print server
documentation. It's probably "lp" (that's a lower-case el, not a capital
eye).

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  • Tre Elkins Nov 15, 2010



    1. Make sure your printer already has its drivers installed on all PC's prior to attempting to install this print server.

    2. Be sure also that your printer can print when it is connected directly to your computer.

    3. Click on Start go to Printers and Faxes.

    4. Right click your printer and go to Properties.

    5. Click on the Ports Tab on the top.

    6. Click Add Port. Select Create a new port: and select the Type of port: Standard TCP/IP Port, click Next.

    7. This will bring the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard, click Next

    8. Inthe field for Printer Name or IP Address: enter
      the IP address of thePrint Server and click Next. (You can get the IP
      address of your printserver by pressing the reset button on your device
      for 3 seconds thenit will print out it's status).

    9. Select Custom, click Settings.

    10. Under Protocol select LPR, and for Queue Name: type L1. Click Ok, then Next, and Finish.

    Youshould
    be able to print on the device afterwards. You can refer to
    yourRouter's Wireless Settings and match them on the WPS54G so that
    theywould be able to communicate wirelessly.

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I have a Linksys WPS54GU2 printserver connected to an Epson CX7800 printer on my home network. When I wirelessly print a multi-page document, the last page does not finish printing and does not eject from...


I'm not sure how you have your server set up, but when I did the initial setup I had to add my printer as a TCP/IP port.
See this link for instructions on how to do that: http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Print-Servers/Installation-of-WPS54G-Print-Server-for-Windows-7/m-p/362651?comm_cc=HSus&comm_lang=en#M6440
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Is wps54g wireless print router compatible with windows 7: how do I get it installed


Contrary to the on-line advice that I have found, the Linksys wireless print server WPS54G is compatible with Windows 7. It is the installation program that is not compatible. While not as bad as the early days of setting hardware dip switches, the print server must be installed manually. Following are the many steps that I took to install my WPS54G to work with Windows 7; lengthy, but worth it.


1. Connect your printer to the PC using a USB cable and USB port. Allow the printer to install. Print a test page. Even though you just installed the printer, check for an updated printer driver at the manufacturer's website. I did this late in the process before I could get the printer to work. It installed an HP universal driver.

2. Set the printer as the default.

3. If you do not know the IP address of your print server, access the router using your browser. See your manual for instructions. For a Linksys, type the default IP router address 192.168.1.1 into the browser address bar. If you have done this in the past, set up your router security. The default user name is left blank and the default password is admin.

4. Connect your print server to the PC using a USB cable and USB port.

5. On the router locate the DHCP Client Table and determine the IP address of the print server. You might have to refresh the table. The default is probably 192.168.1.78.

6. Access the print server using your browser and the IP address of the print server. The default user name is left blank and the default password is admin. Set up security to match the router, SSID, password, type of encryption, etc.

7. Go to "Devices and Printers" (from the start menu), on the default printer icon that you just installed, right click and open "Printer Properties." Click on the "Ports" tab.

8. Click on "Add Port." Select "Standard TCP/IP Port" and click on "New Port." Click "Next." Add the IP address of the print server (probably 192, 168.1.78) and call the port whatever you want. Click "Next."

9. After the port configures and you get the "Port Settings" tab (you can also get there by clicking on "Configure Port), change the protocol to "LPR" and click "LPS byte counting enabled." Use "p1" or P2" etc. for the "queue name."

10. Disconnect the print server from the USB port and let it sit for 30 seconds.

11. Disconnect the printer from the USB port.

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2. Click "Add a network printer".
3. Click "The printer that I want isn't listed".
4. Select "Add a printer using TCP/IP". Click "Next".
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6. Select "Custom". Click "Settings".
7. Change Protocol to "LPR". In LPR Settings, type in "lp1". Click "OK".
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Hi, it appears that many are having problems with the WPS54G Print Server. I too have always found it hard to get pc to connect to it. My latest problem was with a Win 7, 64bit pc.

Setting up a printer with a print server is a two part configuration. First you need to configure the print server and then add a printer in your OS.

The following instructions are for a linksys wireless router and the linksys wirless print server model # WPS54G.

To set up the print server correctly go to this link.....http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&login=1&app=search&vw=1&articleid=4142&donelr=1

Following is the instructions from the above link:
Title: Connecting the PrintServer Wirelessly to a Wireless Router Article ID: 4142 Before configuring the wireless settings of the PrintServer, make sure to know the following settings on your linksys router: SSID, and wireless security. To check the wireless settings on the linksys router, click here.
Configuring the Wireless Settings on the PrintServer
The wireless settings of the PrintServer can be configured using its web-based utility. Make sure the PrintServer is set to a static IP on the network.

Record the Print Servers IP address you will need it later.

NOTE: Make sure the PrintServer is already working when hardwired to the linksys router before attempting to use it wirelessly on your network.
Step 1:
Access the PrintServer’s web-based setup page. Open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer.
NOTE: If you're using Mac, use Safari to access the PrintServer's web-based setup page.
Step 2:
Go to the address bar and enter the IP address you've assigned to the PrintServer.
NOTE: To assign the PrintServer a static IP address, click here.
Step 3:
When the PrintServer setup page appears, click Wireless.
Step 4:
Enter the same SSID you have on the linksys router. Make sure the Network Type is set to Infrastructure then click Save to apply your changes.
Step 5:
Click Security and look under the Security Mode field. Select the type of wireless security your router is currently using then enter the corresponding security keys.
Step 6:
Click Save to apply the settings then close the PrintServer setup page.
Step 7:
Unplug the Ethernet cable connecting the PrintServer to the linksys router. Power it off for 30 seconds then power it on.
Step 8:
Make sure the Wireless LED on the PrintServer is lit and the Ethernet LED is off to indicate that the PrintServer is in wireless mode then try to print wirelessly.

Stop if you can print at this point. If not continue. The following instructions are for Windows 7, 64 bit OS.


Once the above steps are completed open windows file explore. Click Network and you should see a "print server" listed. Click on PRINT SERVER and you will see a network icon labeled p1.

You should now be able to add a printer.

In win 7 open the add printer and click "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer", and click next. A searching for printer window pops up. It will list any network printers or print servers it see's on your network. You should see a listing titled "p1 on Print Server".

At this point you need to click "The printer that I want isn't listed. This is just below the "Select a printer" box.

Next a "Find a printer by nane or TCP/IP address" window opens. Select "Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname. Click next.

Another window pops up which ask for a printer host name or IP address. Enter the IP address of your print server (the one you recorded when setting up your print server), and click next.

The next windows states the device is of unknown type. Under Device Type, make sure Standard is checked. Out to the right is a down arrow, click it and you should see many different devices displayed. Scroll until you find "Hewlet Packard Jet Direct", click on it to select it and click next.

Finally a "Install the printer Driver" window should open. Select your printer and follwing the instructions. If your printer is not listed you can click "Window Update" which will look for new printer divers. Once the printer driver is installed you should be able to print.

As you can see this in not a simple printer install. Good luck!

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Installation of WPS54G Print Server

Using standard TCP/IP Procedure (Windows XP/2000)


  1. Make sure your printer already has its drivers installed on all PC's prior to attempting to install this print server.
  2. Be sure also that your printer can print when it is connected directly to your computer.
  3. Click on Start go to Printers and Faxes.
  4. Right click your printer and go to Properties.
  5. Click on the Ports Tab on the top.
  6. Click Add Port. Select Create a new port: and select the Type of port: Standard TCP/IP Port, click Next.
  7. This will bring the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard, click Next
  8. Inthe field for Printer Name or IP Address: enter the IP address of thePrint Server and click Next. (You can get the IP address of your printserver by pressing the reset button on your device for 3 seconds thenit will print out it's status).
  9. Select Custom, click Settings.
  10. Under Protocol select LPR, and for Queue Name: type L1. Click Ok, then Next, and Finish.

Youshould be able to print on the device afterwards. You can refer to yourRouter's Wireless Settings and match them on the WPS54G so that theywould be able to communicate wirelessly.




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if you visit the LinkSys website you should be able to download all applicable drivers and files for this print server. Also you will likely be able to access a user manual (in PDF format) which should give you all the information you need.

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great if ur laptops r acessing the internet ... perform the followings ....
> open the page of the print server and try to match the wireless settings of the router on it and u will be able to use the printer as well ....

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