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Not printing to network attached printer

I have a D-link ps 300u print server and a HP 1020 laser attached at the usb port. This printer shows as online throught he web interface of the printserver but when I attempt to install the print with the add printer wizard of a WIN XP machine I go through all the steps to configure the ports and then to install the drivers but the driver software never seems to actually find the HP 1020. As best I can tell the print jobs go to the print server which shows the HP 1020 as online but the print jobs are not leaving the server and moving on to the printer.

Please advise

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  • CecilLed Nov 02, 2007

    Yes the devices are on the same subnet. for PC and for the print server and for the router. I am able to log onto the router's web interface form the any pc on this subnet. As mentioned above the print jobs do actually make it to the print server. They never leave the server for the printer.

  • CecilLed Nov 02, 2007

    Host? I assume that is the print server. If that is the case I can see the printer from the printer server. My set up is as follows: print server on with USB attached printer on port ps-5103_HP. Then to connect to the server from a local PC Iwill add a printer through the add printer wizard. The wizard allows for browsing for a printer or manual configuration printer to the local PC. The directions with the DP 300U encourages to use the manual local configuration to setup a printer. In the manual configuration youwill create a TCP/IP port for printing that is directed to IP on the ps-5103_HP port. Then as the wizard completes you will be asked to install drivers for the printer. All this being said I believe that the print job is being spooled to the print server. I will check the manual for the DPR 1260 related to uPnP as well as the SSDP discovery. I not sure if this will apply to my situation since this is a dedicated Print server not a Router/Print Server. I have a seperate router from Linksys.

    I hope that this has not made things more confusing. You have been helpful and further advise is appreciated

  • CecilLed Nov 02, 2007

    OK. I will work at this this weekend

  • eydo Dec 26, 2007

    I have a D-link ps 300u print server and a HP 1020 laser attached at the usb port on the printserver. This printer shows as offline throught he web interface of the printserver. i try to configure manually, but it still show offline.

    Please advise



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I have a DLink DPR-1260, and found the configuration to be challenging too. First of all, has it ever worked? If not, you may need to check your router config to ensure that they are both on the same subnet. Typically they come set to 192.168.x.x... if the router is set to, the print server is set to, and your subnet mask is set to it'll never connect. Make sure that the router and print server are configured to the same subnet... 192.168.1.x for example... and then try it. Let us know if that doesn't resolve your issue, and we'll keep working with you.

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    Ok, so if the host can't see the printer in the configuration wizard, how can the spooler be sending the data to the router? It sounds to me like it's never been configured in the first place, so there's no way the data spool can even be sent to the router in the first place. Did you ensure that Universal Plug & Play (uPnP) and SSDP Discovery are enabled on the host? If you can't find that info in your users manual, take a look at the user manual for the DPR-1260 for details. That's what I have, and it's pretty detailed and concise.

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    The host is your local PC. The 1260 that I mentioned is a wireless print server, and I would expect that it falls within the same category as yours.



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