The printer is on, the printserver is on. They are connected with the USB cable. The cable and printer are fine because I can print when I connect the USB-cable directly to my laptop. The printserver is connected to the network, I reinstalled the N4000e software and it detected the printserver.
Still my print-jobs never make it to the printer and on paper.
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Re: Print jobs no longer arrive on printer
Try this: make sure you do not have any pending printjobs (cancel all documents if there's one) then delete all printer icons. Reboot the computer then launch the printer server software to locate it. add that network printer & make it your default.
probability is that some of your applications are sending printjobs to the wrong queue (like the one for the USB connection).
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Configure NETGEAR PS121 print server with MAC OS 10.4.X and may work for other version of MAC OS X
Please sure that the printer is working in direct connection with the computer.
1. Now connect the printer to the USB port of the printserver and then the ethernet cable from the router to the Printserver ethernet port.
2. Press the diagonistic tool button on the printserver for 10 sec (All the lights will blink amber), you will recieve a print page with Port name,Ip address of the printer and other details.
3. The ip address will be given from the router,If no ip address, powercycle the router, printserver and the printer. Press the diagonistic tool button again.
Open the System Preferences
Click on “Print and Fax” icon
Click on the “+” icon to add a new printer
Click on the “IP Printer” icon
Select “Line Printer Daemon – LPD”
1. In the Address field, enter the IP address of the PS121
2. In the Queue field, enter L1
3. In the Name field, enter L1
4. Select the printer manufacturer from the pull down
5. Select the printer model from the scroll box
6. Click Add
a. Click once on L1 to select it
b. Click on Printer Setup
Click on the “Installable Options” pulldown menu and select “Name & Location”
1. Change Printer Name to IP address of PS121
2. Change Location to: IP_.ip of PS121
3. Click on Apply Changes
The printer and print server has to be connected to the wireless router by a network cable for you to print wirelessly from the laptop.
If possible connect a long network cable between the print server and the wireless router or move the router next to the print server and printer.
You maybe able to use a wireless repeater/extender but is it worth the added costs and complication. The extended range would invite hackers unless you secure your system.
Dirty fix... When the printer errors out...stop, unplug the power to the printserver. Reset the printer, Clear the print que (delete jobs/restart print spooling service), restart the printserver software and plug the printserver power back in. Wait for the re-detect. Everthing should be good at this point. Unfortunatly the print job will be lost and you need to print again...BUT, NO REBOOT yea!!!
Note... for me, if this sequence is not followed, I will have to reboot. The printserver will be locked for the PC that was trying to print. All other PC's will be fine, and I have no idea why.
Does your network have a dedicated computer server and the printer is attached to this server or is the printer attached to a dedicated print server device? OR Does a computer on your network shares its printer with other computers on your network? There is insufficient information on how you configured your printer setup for me to give you a proper answer to your problem.
what is the model number of your printer? if your setup cd is not detecting your printserver, try the ff:
-- while pc and printserver connected to the router and your printserver connected to your printer. try to reset the printserver for 30sec. Is it printing? If yes, do you see any IP address on the print out
-- If no, unplug the power for 5 seconds and plug the power back in of the printserver then try again to run the setup cd. you may also check your routers dhcp server table if its detecting the printserver
-- if printserver still not detected ty to connect printserver directly to your computer
-- search if you have bi admin utility on your setup cd and install it on your pc
-- manually assign static ip address on the printserver using the bi admin utility and on the pc
-- if successful, connect printserver and pc back to the router and check if you can ping the ip address of your printserver
hook the print server directly to the computer and program it with a static IP address.
than create a new printer port in add printer. Than setup the printer and use the port you just created and it will work fine
I need a little more information on the setup. Is there a router in your network? If there is, is your PrintServer connected to the router and your computer is attempting to connect to the printserver through the router? If there is no router and your PrintServer is connected to your printer via the USB port and your computer is connected to one of the ports on the PrintServer via a cat5 cable, I would check to see whether you are actually communicating with the PrinterServer by pinging its IP address from the computer. If the ping is successful, then I would look at the printer properties in your computer's printer control panel and check the port configuration. Usually it is shows the IP address, port 9100 and port protocol is usually set to RAW. Otherwise I would attempt to reinstall the PrintServer using the CD originally provided. It appears to me that the server may not be publishing its IP address on your network.