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Upgrade failure When I try to install my new WPS54g print server, on a Vista Business system, I go through the connection steps, the computer it finds the print server wirelessly, but then when I click next it says UPGRADE FAILED. And I can't make it print. Have searched the net but suggested solutions haven't worked.

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  • montgome Jul 09, 2008

    I am grateful for your response. Unfortunately, I am unsure of the meaning of th following sentence:

    "Make sure PrintServer is configured on the network with the same wireless settings of your router and with a manually assigned IP address which is in range of the router's IP segment."

    I understand what an IP adress is, but I'm confused about the phrase:
    "which is in range of the router's IP segment."

    Sorry to be such a novice


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The software that came with the WPS54G model is not (yet)compatible with Vista systems. This model is not listed on the Vista-ready devices from Linksys' website (www.linksys.com/vista). The behavior more likely a result of a software incompatibility.

For PrintServer network setup, you may still use the CD on a non-Vista system (XP, Win2000 or lower). Or, by installing it manually by accessing it's web interface.

To make your Vista working with the printserver WITHOUT the use of the PrintServer CD, do the ff:
1. Make sure PrintServer is configured on the network with the same wireless settings of your router and with a manually assigned IP address which is in range of the router's IP segment.
2. Make sure that computer can print locally to the printer (e.g. via USB connection to the printer).
3. When computer can surf the net and connected to the router's network (wired or wireless), follow the steps from this article and make sure Printer is showing up as Online.

Goodluck!

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I lost my setup disk and I want to install on my new laptop


Hi there,

You can download the drivers for the WPS54G for the following link. You can run on your new laptop onwards to install it.

Remember that this is used to upgrade the firmware of the device. The link is as:

http://www.linksysbycisco.com/UK/en/support/WPS54G

Mar 12, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WPS54G Print Server

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WPS54G Printer Server Setup


I bought a Linksys Wireless-G WPS54G printer server and trie to put it in my home network. Following the instruction from the manufacturer and spent many hours, I still couldn't make the printer server work. There was no problem to get the IP address from my DHCP server using the wired connection. But when I pulled off the network cable and tried the wireless connection, I got "connection failed" error at the last step to install the printer server. I checked my router's client monitor and found the printer server did get the dynamic IP address wirelessly. When I pinged that IP address, there was no response at all from the printer server. In another word, the printer server couldn't communicate with other devices in wireless mode in the network. I searched the Internet and found there were many users had same problem and couldn't resolve the issue even from the manufacturer technical support. As a last resort before I was going to send back the printer server, I switched the network router to one of a different brand. My previous router was manufactured by BUFALLO INC and the new one was made by D-Link. After I rerun the installation following the instruction, the "connection failed" error was gone. The printer server could work finally.

The tip here is: Try a different brand router when there is a connection failure problem for installing the WPS54G printer server, if possible.

on Mar 02, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WPS54G Print Server

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I purchased a print server model: WPS54G. I have misplaced the set up CD. We have now two more computers in the house with the children having computers. I have misplaced the installation CD. Is there...


Manuals and software can be downloaded from:

http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/lbc/WPS54G

Then they could be easily burned to disc if you'd like a backup. Hope this helps!

Feb 19, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WPS54G Print Server

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How can I connect wireless G print server to a 65bits windows vista without a problem, it just works for WIN XP


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!

Nov 23, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WPS54G Print Server

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NOT COMPATIBLE WITH VISTA?


WPS54G should work with the VISTA also.
But the disc will not run on the VISTA.
What you can do , you can set up the printer manually.
Once you are able to set up the print server with the router.
You will need to add printer port on the computer.
Click Here to know step by step solution.

Oct 25, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WPS54G Print Server

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Linksys Wireless G Print Server set up


Hardwire the wps54g to the router and disable all firewall installed on the compute.

Sep 07, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WPS54G Print Server

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I have a new computer than I'm trying to install the drivers for a Linksys wps54g and I'm having problems.


unplugged the outlet from the modem , and the router ,than plug the inetrnet wire from the modem to the router,and than you install the cd from the router ,plug every thing back in to the outlet , and restart pc

Aug 04, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WPS54G Print Server

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Hi Scott.

Make sure your firewall is set on the Vista to allow the network discovery. Follow this link, click on Networking>File and printer sharing. It will tell you how to setup Vista to work with printer
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/networking.mspxsharing.


This link should help, too. It is just for your Printe server.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_Vista/Q_22960040.html

Good Luck!

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