Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
You asked for any advice. If you want to use a server, you must already have at least a home network set up (it could be wireless or hard-wired). Yes, stand-alone "print servers" are notorious for only supporting certain printers. If you don't know this before you buy, you may find yourself returning your print server to the store. However, instead of a standalone print server, have you considered setting up one of the computers in your network as a "print server"? That's the way it used to be done. That's the way my own network is set up. You would set up your multifunction printer as connected directly to one of the computers in your network. Enable "printer sharing" on that computer. Then do the following on all other computers in the network for which you desire access to the printer: Add a network printer. If asked for drivers, get them off the printer's installation CD.
Posted on Mar 30, 2007
Well, The first thing you should do is to try to test of the print server is properly connecting to the printer. Check the linksys printserver manual and look for how to print a status sheel from the print server. Once done, get the IP address of the print server. Go to your laptop and navigate to control panel/printer. See if you have the driver installed or download the Vista Drivers from Epson.com/support. During the installation, it will ask you what connection type your computer uses. cancel out of the installation or choose LPT1 as the port. Once done, go back to control panel/printers.Right click the R220 icon and navigate to properties. Select ports after that and add a new port. Select Standard TCP IP port after that. Once done, the wizard will appear. Input the IP address of the printer and finish the wizard. you should be good to go after this.
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
I have a same print server but it works with my Epson printer. Well most print server manufacturers claim that their device should work but in reality they are still subjected to hardware compatibilities some printers will not work, I suggest you just try the same manufacturer as your printer, it may be a bit expensive than universal print servers but atleast your guaranteed that they will work and if it doesn't you have one company to deal with instead of you getting a run around by both companies on who'se fault is it why and why it's not working as they claim.
Anyways here's a link for HP's "wired" printservers.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
Sound like the printer driver device is locked up. Try printing locally first and then on the network. Try reloading the lastest driver for each device.
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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