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I recently installed a new router on my network and my PM1000IPNDS print server became inaccessable. I have 4 computers on the network and none of them can access it. The new router is a D-Link Dir-615 wireless n (i replaced a netGear wgr614). Following is my system architecture; DSL modem to D-Link Dir-615; LinkSys ATA connected to D-Link port desktop running win98 connected to D-Link port POS device connected to D-Link port Linksys Wrt546 (DHCP disabled) connected wirelessly to D-Link desktop running XP professional connected to Linksys port laptop running ME connected to Linksys port startech PM1000IPNDS printserver connected to Linksys port and connected to Dell 5100cn centronic parallel I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers many times and even reinstalled the old router. When the software configuration does find the print server it says the Ipx is disabled, tcp/ip disabled etc etc. I cannot configure it. Is there a way to reset it to its factory defaults? Thanks in advance Jim Sisco

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If it has an reset button it has to be hidden in a hole ..just like the one from the router ..press it and it will reset to the factory settings..after that follow this instructions to find out the print server IP address..and run the fax and printer wizard..and make the connection ..
you should check in the router if the device is visible under.."DHCP" or "Client list...in there it should be present ..
you will need the ip when you run the wizard...cause you should disable the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer"..and run without ..and select the TCP /IP protocol ..and insert its IP address...
anyway ..here is described step by step ..
http://www.theblog.ca/print-server-how-to

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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    Catalin Turcu Jan 02, 2011

    another thing that it is not specified in there and it is obvious..you should set the range of Ip-es in the ports of the router in such way that the default IP from the print server to be in range ...
    for example if the IP is 192.168.2.1 which is a standard for these devices...you should encrease the range or add an exception ... There is a feature in the dhcp ..for ip range ...make it from 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.2.2 ..This way you will have it covered..

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    Catalin Turcu Jan 02, 2011

    if there seam to be no way to connect the print server,,,try to connect it directly to a pc ...and use it default ip in the browser just like you do when you set a router ..and try to see if it lets you get into its settings ..
    In this case.. default them to factory ..and enable the tcp/ip protocol ..and also you can assign it an IP in the router's range ..for example if you connect it to the 4 th port you should make it 129.168.1.5 ..
    the number 1 in the range is the router ..and from 2 starts the other ports..or ..just choose to get an ip automatically like the rest of the computers..but after that you should know which one it is ..so to be able to add it in the wizard when you set it up ..to be found in the network ..

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