I bought the ps101 got some help from netgear and my IT guy hooking it up to 3 seperate PCs for printing. All of them print just fine, but it's so slow.... It probably takes a full minute after I tell it to print before it starts. Is that just the way it is or is there a solution??
I bet that your 'IT guy' installed the Netgear software on each PC. He should have installed it on only 1 PC and used it to set the IP, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway on the PS101.
Use the 'Printers and Faxes/Properties/Ports' tab of the printer to get the IP, you'll need it in a minute.
Download and expand the appropriate Drivers for the printer, or have the CD ready.
Remove all instances of the Netgear software from the PC's if your PS101 is configured (Use the 'Control Panel / Add-remove software')
Once the PS101 is configured, you can install the 'network printer' on all 3 PC's using the following method (assuming WinXP):
Click 'Printer & Faxes'
Click 'Add A Printer'
When the 'Wizard' opens up, click 'Next'
Make sure the option for 'Local printer attached to this computer' is selected, but DO NOT select 'Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer'
Click 'Create a new port'
Using the 'drop down' select 'Standard TCP/IP port'
Then click 'Next' twice
In the field 'Printer Name or IP Address' enter the IP that your 'IT guy' assigned during the initial setup (You should have that from the 'Printers and Faxes/Properties/Ports' that I referenced earlier.
You should see 'Standard: Generic Network Card', if so click 'Next'
The 'Add Printer Wizard' should open.
Click 'Have Disk' and browse to the folder that you expanded the drivers for the printer into.
Click 'Print Testpage'
You should be printing a lot faster.
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