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Netgear Wireless print server WGP5606

Can I use this as my network router for the computers?

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Hoopers statement is generally correct, but INCOMPLETE in this case. It cannot be used as a router, because this device has no input for the network connection from your cable modem or other broadband device. HOWEVER, this device is also a wireless bridge. That is, you can use it as a router to connect multiple computers in your SOHO network (but not to the broadband device) and you can use it to wirelessly route a remotely located computer or device, such as a PS3, a TIVO box, etc. that cannot be provided with a wireless network adaptor, to a wireless router that is connnected to your broadband device.

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Simply stated no you cannot. print servers work differently than a router. They operate more like a "switch" in that they're less intelligent than they look about where they're sending things. Sorry.

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It is because the WiFI connection is more than likely on another IP address ie: Cable:192.168.0.1 type thing. WiFi:10.1.1.1 Type thing... so ya have to configure ya access and point ya printer in the right direction, so reinstall ya printer & driver and when it asks where the network printer is, point it to the correct address of the router's port..

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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".

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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.

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NetGear PS121 Print Server Problem


Here are some troubleshooting steps that I suggest you try:

1. Check physical connections.

a. Connect the modem to the Internet port of the router. The Internet “i” LED on the front of the router should light up.
b. Connect the computer to one of the four LAN ports (i.e port 1, 2, 3 or 4) on the back of the router. The corresponding port light where you connected the computer should be lit up.

2. Access the router's web-based utility.

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. By default, the user name is "admin" and the password is "password".

Note: If you were unable to access the router's web-based utility, you may reset the router to restore the settings to factory default.

To reset the router:

a. Please push the reset button at the back of the router and release after 30 seconds.
b. Unplug the power adapter for 10 seconds and then plug it back in.

3. Configure the router.

If your Internet Service Provider is using a cable connection, please follow the steps below:

a. Click on Basic Settings under Setup tab.
b. Select No for Does Your Internet Connection Require A Login?.
c. Scroll down on the center page and look for the Router MAC Address section. Set it to Use computer MAC address and click on the Apply button.

If your Internet Service Provider is using a DSL connection, please follow the steps below:

a. Click on Basic Settings.
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c. Select Other on the Internet Service Provider drop down box.
d. Enter your ISP's username (username@ISPdomain) and password. Then, click on Apply.

4. Configure the wireless settings.

a. Click on the Wireless Settings under Setup.
b. Change the SSID to any unique name.
c. Scroll down, look for the Security Options settings and select WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
d. Set the Authentication type to "Automatic" and the Encryption Strength to "64bit".
e. Leave the Passphrase field blank, select Key 1 and enter a 10-digit number.

Note: The 10-digit number you typed in the key 1 will be the password or network key for the wireless connection.

f. Click Apply button to save the changes.
g. Go to Router Status under Maintenance tab and check if there is an IP address under Internet port. If it's 0.0.0.0, do a power cycle.

5. Power cycle.

a. Power off the modem, router and computers.
b. Turn on the power of the modem first and wait for it to initialize, the lights to stop blinking.
c. Power back the router and the computers. Check if it will be able to get online.

If you have wireless computers, you can connect them wireless to the router. Kindly follow the instructions below:

6. Connect wireless computer to the router.

If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 1, please follow the steps below:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Advanced tab.
d. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Network. Please select your network and click on Connect. It will ask you for the network key.
f. Please type in the network key and then confirm it. Network key is the password you type on the key 1 of the wireless settings of the router.
g. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.

If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 2, please follow the steps below:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Change Advanced Settings.
d. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
f. Select your network and click on Connect.
g. It will ask you for the network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect. Network key is the password you type on the key 1 of the wireless settings of the router.

If you are using Windows Vista, please follow the steps below:

a. Click Start then select Connect To.
b. Connect to a network window will show up.
c. Select your wireless network and click Connect.
d. It will ask you for a network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.

From the above configuration, please check if you can now access the Internet.

For the print server setup, please follow the steps below:

Note: Before setting up the print server, make sure that you can print when printer is connected directly to the computer.

1. Wire the print server to router. Check the lights on it. It should have the ACT light on and the Error light off.

2. One way to test if the printer would work with the print server is to reset the print server for 3 to 5 seconds while it is powered on and after you release the button, the printer should automatically print the IP address of the print server.

Note: If the printer did not print, there is a possibility that they are not compatible. However, you may still continue to try to set up the print server.

3. Install the PS121 software.

a. Power on your computer, let the operating system boot up completely, and log in as needed.
b. Insert the Resource CD for the PS121 into your CD-ROM drive. The CD main page shown at the right will load.
c. Click Install Software.
d. Click Next and follow the software installation utility prompts to complete the software installation.
e. When prompted, restart your computer to complete the installation.
f. When your computer restarts, click Finish to run the Print Server Setup Wizard.

4. Run the Print Server Setup Wizard to Set Up a Fixed IP Address for the PS121.

a. The Print Server Setup Wizard screen should be displayed.
b. Click Next to proceed. The Print Server Wizard will now search your network for the PS121. If the Print Server Setup Wizard cannot find your PS121, check the network connections and status lights on the PS121.
c. The “Server Name” and the “IP Address” your network assigned to the PS121 are displayed. Click Next to proceed to the device name screen.
d. You can enter a descriptive Device Name and Domain Name or accept the defaults. Click Next to proceed to the IP Address configuration screen. The Print Server Wizard displays a recommended static IP address setting for the PS121. This is usually fine.
e. Click Next to proceed.
f. Click Finish to exit the Print Server Setup Wizard. This completes the configuration of the PS121 for operation on your network.
g. Click Yes to run the Add Printer Port Wizard. Follow the instructions in the next section for using the this wizard to set up each computer to use the PS121.

To set up each computer to use the PS121, please follow the instructions below:

1. Use the NETGEAR Add Printer Wizard to set up each PC to use the PS121.
a. When the Print Server Setup Wizard finishes, you are prompted to run the Add Printer Port Wizard. Click Yes to proceed. Alternatively, from the Windows Start menu NETGEAR Print Server program group, you can run the NETGEAR Add Printer Wizard.
b. After a short delay while the software searches the network for your PS121, the Printer Select window opens and displays the PS121 you have set up.
c. Click Next to proceed to the Port/Printer name screen. Take note of the printer model number listed.

2. Set up the correct printer driver for the printer port.
a. Click Next to proceed to the Port/Printer name screen. Take note of the printer model number listed.
b. Click Next to proceed to the Select Printer screen. If you see the exact printer model number listed as the printer model number from in the previous screen, click it to select it from the list.
c. If prompted, print a test page to verify operation of the printer and the PS121. Then, close any remaining Add Printer Port Wizard or Windows Add Printer Wizard windows.

Use the NETGEAR PS121 Mini Print Server Resource CD to run the Add Printer Port Wizard to set up each PC on you network that you want to use with the PS121. Select the port you added

You may also use the links below as your guide to troubleshoot the print server:

http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n101269.asp

http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n100033.asp

However, if this does not resolve the issue we will need to get some additional details from you to be able to assist you further. I have summarized my questions below:

1. Model number of router
2. Model of printer
3. Operating system of computer/s


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Installation assistant cannot detect print server


Results of attempting to connect the Netgear Wireless Print Server WGPS606 and the Canon MF6550 multifunction laser printer. I was on the phone for several hours last evening (March 9, until about midnight EDT) with a very competent support agent from Netgear (actually in the Philippines). The Netgear setup Wizard software would not connect the Print Server to my Verizon FiOS wireless G router automatically, so the Netgear support agent walked me through it manually. The Print Server connected that way, for sure. Then we manually attempted to connect the Print Server to my Canon MF6550 and subsequently, my HP 932C Deskjet. Neither printer is on the WGPS606 compatible list, nor is either on the known incompatible list. Now we know - both printers are INCOMPATIBLE with the Netgear WGPS606. I bought both the Netgear Print Server and the Canon MF6550 at Staples on Sat., March 8, 2008, based upon the assurance from Staples staff that it would all work. The question now is whether ANY brand of wireless Print Server will work with the Canon MF6550, or do I have to return this printer and get either a Canon with built in networking (ethernet or wireless) or switch to the Brother equivalent (MFC 8870DW). If I get a (multi-function) printer with built-in Ethernet networking, does the Ethernet capability bypass the USB incompatibility problem, or will the problem remain?

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