20 Most Recent Linksys Wireless-G WPS54G Print Server Questions & Answers


During the setup I get

See if any of the solutions proposed at the bottom of the page (click here) fix your problem.
11/26/2018 8:01:39 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Nov 26, 2018

Wont print

check to make sure that you are selecting the right printer to print from.

in the print box locate the model name of your printer before printing

then lastly is your printer peaking up paper?
9/11/2016 3:28:07 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Sep 11, 2016

I have a Linksys WPS54GU2 printserver connected to

I'm not sure how you have your server set up, but when I did the initial setup I had to add my printer as a TCP/IP port. See this link for instructions on how to do that: http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Print-Servers/Installation-of-WPS54G-Print-Server-for-Windows-7/m-p/362651?comm_cc=HSus&comm_lang=en#M6440The hanging on the last page happens if you don't have LPR byte counting enabled. Go find your printer in the devices and right click. Go to "Printer Properties", then the ports tab. Click "Configure Port", then in the popup dialogue make sure that LPR Byte Counting Enabled is checked.
10/31/2011 3:41:22 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Oct 31, 2011

I could not get hp

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Is the wireless light supposed

I would say yes.It is indicating wireless activity.
5/26/2011 7:57:06 PM • Linksys... • Answered on May 26, 2011

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

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:

3/12/2011 9:12:07 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Mar 12, 2011

I purchased a print server

Manuals and software can be downloaded from:


Then they could be easily burned to disc if you'd like a backup. Hope this helps!
3/2/2011 6:30:39 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Mar 02, 2011

I do not have a


The user manual for that device can be located at the following link.


Hope this helps

2/12/2011 9:41:20 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Feb 12, 2011

Just need to be able

it is having a reset switch / hole through which you can easily reset it using some pin type tool
2/6/2011 8:33:52 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Feb 06, 2011

How do i install the

go to Linksys.

If you need more help come back.

Post / thumbs / testimonial are welcome!

1/5/2011 12:58:47 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Jan 05, 2011

Is wps54g wireless print router compatible with

Contrary to the on-line advice that I have found, the Linksys wireless print server WPS54G is compatible with Windows 7. It is the installation program that is not compatible. While not as bad as the early days of setting hardware dip switches, the print server must be installed manually. Following are the many steps that I took to install my WPS54G to work with Windows 7; lengthy, but worth it.

1. Connect your printer to the PC using a USB cable and USB port. Allow the printer to install. Print a test page. Even though you just installed the printer, check for an updated printer driver at the manufacturer's website. I did this late in the process before I could get the printer to work. It installed an HP universal driver.

2. Set the printer as the default.

3. If you do not know the IP address of your print server, access the router using your browser. See your manual for instructions. For a Linksys, type the default IP router address into the browser address bar. If you have done this in the past, set up your router security. The default user name is left blank and the default password is admin.

4. Connect your print server to the PC using a USB cable and USB port.

5. On the router locate the DHCP Client Table and determine the IP address of the print server. You might have to refresh the table. The default is probably

6. Access the print server using your browser and the IP address of the print server. The default user name is left blank and the default password is admin. Set up security to match the router, SSID, password, type of encryption, etc.

7. Go to "Devices and Printers" (from the start menu), on the default printer icon that you just installed, right click and open "Printer Properties." Click on the "Ports" tab.

8. Click on "Add Port." Select "Standard TCP/IP Port" and click on "New Port." Click "Next." Add the IP address of the print server (probably 192, 168.1.78) and call the port whatever you want. Click "Next."

9. After the port configures and you get the "Port Settings" tab (you can also get there by clicking on "Configure Port), change the protocol to "LPR" and click "LPS byte counting enabled." Use "p1" or P2" etc. for the "queue name."

10. Disconnect the print server from the USB port and let it sit for 30 seconds.

11. Disconnect the printer from the USB port.

12/21/2010 11:41:01 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Dec 21, 2010

How can I connect wireless G print server to a

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!
9/4/2010 5:55:14 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Sep 04, 2010

I disconnected the router when I moved and now I

Install the printer as a networked printer and make sure the Mac is printing to the IP address of the print server.
9/2/2010 8:48:02 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Sep 02, 2010

Can i use my linksys wireless G Driver with my new

Yes. You would specify the Mac prints to the IP address of the print server.
9/2/2010 8:45:19 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Sep 02, 2010
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