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IOGear multi-function USB print server

I installed my IOGear GMFPSU01C USB to Ethernet print server, but it never finds my printer on the network. I've adjusted the firewall to allow the server to run, but am thinking that the LynkSys wireless G router is not allowing the server to communicate with my laptop.

The directions never tell me to install another port on my printer, so it can communicate with print server. The printer software won't allow me to install it, unless I am directly USB connected to the Lexmark X1240 printer.

Any suggestions?

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  • kfloore Nov 06, 2008

    My Linksys router does not see my printer server. The software installs for the server but the router never sees it.. any ideas?

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The direction of the GMFPSU01C will never tell you that you need to create another printer driver. Because, once you install the MFP Utility of this print server, you will have an automatic Copy1 icon of your printer once you successfully, detected the print server and once you successfully connected to the Printer.

Since, the computer is not detected the printer on the network, here are the things that you may do:

1. Make sure that the printer driver is properly installed in the computer. and make sure that the printer is working when directly connected to the computer.

2. If you can't detect the printer, disable your FireWall or any anti-virus program that's running in your computer.

3. Uninstall/reinstall the MFP Utility. If the CD is not working correctly, use the driver from the Website. Here's the link: http://iogear.com/support/dm/driver/GMFPSU01#display

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Step 8 Configure the print server to access your wireless network. Give it the same SSID network name as your router and set it to use the same wireless channel. If encryption is used on the router, enable encryption on the print server, and enter the encryption key or password.
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