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Any suggestions on how to get the MP240 printing for my Windows 7 laptop through Linksys print server WPS54GU2? The MP240 functions fine for my Windows XP laptop through the Linksys print server WPS54GU2. However, I just added a Windows 7 laptop and (using TCP/IP port on printer driver), I cannot print from the Windows 7 machine. The print jobs just hang "spooling". The printer driver TCP/IP port settings appear to properly match the router charts and print server, and I believe I have the latest printer driver.

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  • ithomson61 Jan 02, 2011

    I had seen that posting that PSUS4 Print Server Utility was not compatible with Windows 7. So I did not install the original print server client software. I read using TCP/IP port would bypass this issue per a couple other posts elsewhere (sorry, did not keep references). Is this Utility actually buried in the print server firmware itself? Or driver?

  • ithomson61 Jan 03, 2011

    The print server pings fine. If the printer is USB-ed to print server, wouldn't using the ip of the print server in the Windows 7 machine's driver port makes sense? (As opposed to type of port the XP machine uses.) The printer itself has no ip address. So, I am confused by, but appreciate, your response.

  • ithomson61 Jan 04, 2011

    Sorry for the delay in responding. I gave the Windows 7 computer to my daughter, and she is constantly using it with end of school term deadlines. Anyway, I did what you suggested regarding spooler service above. This did not fix the problem

    Additionally, I ran the print driver's own trouble shooter wireless through the print server. The troubleshooter clearly detected the printer but found no problems. I still wonder about my question earlier in this thread regarding whether Psus4 (described by Cisco as incompatible with Windows 7) resides in the driver or the print server firmware. Again, I am not using original Linksys user client, just TCP/IP.

    Any suggestions for a next step?

  • ithomson61 Jan 05, 2011

    Ignore my previous question regarding Psus4. I finally realized that Psus4 is not a program, but instead another model of Linksys print server which is similar to the WPS54GU2. I've wasted so much time on this, and yours. Do you think it's time to punt and just buy a wireless printer (and do away with print server)?

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Hello.

Your print server is over 6 years old and is fully compatible with: Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP (from Cisco / Linksys documentation).

But, a Windows 7 laptop will not work with the print server, although your Windows XP PC will.

Hope this helps.

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  • NinaE Jan 02, 2011

    See if you can PING your print server ( Start - Run - PING your print server's IP address ). Also, from your description, sounds like you are trying to set up your printer via the print server and TCPIP. I have always set up one or the other.

  • NinaE Jan 03, 2011

    I was just unclear how both workstation were accessing your printer.

    Anyway, since you can PING the print server (not the printer, of course), it may just be a spooler problem.

    Here's some help from Microsoft:




    You might need to change and then restart the Print Spooler service on your
    computer.

    To do this, we recommend that you save your work, and then restart
    the computer to restart the Print Spooler service. If you don't want to restart
    the computer, try these steps instead.


    To change or restart the Print Spooler service




    You must be logged on as an administrator to
    perform these steps.




    1. Open Administrative Tools by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Administrative Tools.



    2. Double-click Services. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation,
      type the password or provide confirmation.




    3. Right-click the Print Spooler service, and
      then click Properties.



    4. On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic is
      selected.



    5. If the service is not already running, under Service status, click Start, and then
      click OK. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation,
      type the password or provide
      confirmation.


  • NinaE Jan 12, 2011

    Hello, again.

    Sorry for not responding sooner. I took a much-needed vacation in a warm climate.

    Anyway, to answer your question, I would agree that purchasing a wireless network printer is a good idea, at this point.

    Although I do not print heavily (so take this as a suggestion, not as a recommendation), I've experienced no problems with my Lexmark 5650 and it was an inexpensive solution. Also, you should not have problems with Windows 7.

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