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Have installed a netgear ps121v2 server. Will work with the ethernet cable connected server to router and usb server to printer but will not work without the ethernet cable. System: Vista Home Premium Printer: HP 2570 series.

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Following steps can fix your Issue
1. Please confirm you are able to print by connecting the printer to the Vista computer directly.
2. Click Start - select Control Panel then switch it to Classic View from left side.
3. Double click on Printers & Click on 'Add a Printer'.
4. Select 'Add a local printer' & Click next.
5. Select 'Create a new port'.
6. Select 'Standard TCP/IP Port' as 'Type of port' then click 'Next'
7. Enter the IP Address of the Print Server in the 'Hostname or IP address' field.
8. Uncheck 'Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use' & Cilck next.
9. Select 'Custom' then Click on 'Settings' on the next dialogue box.
10. On the next dialogue box, select 'LPR' as the 'Protocol'.
11. Under the LPR Settings put in any name for the 'Queue Name'.
12. Check 'LPR Byte Counting Enabled' then click on OK and next.
13. Select the Manufacturer and the Model Number of the printer. If it is not available then click on 'Have Disk'. Click 'Next'.
14. Check 'Set as the default printer' and click next.
15. Try to print test page, it'll print.

regards,
prakash

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks prakash. Has done the trick."

  • Joe Ratay
    Joe Ratay Dec 06, 2015

    Prakash - This was a very helpful posting. Thank you. I'll add one more thing. I was able to get the ps121v2 working under Windows 10 by following your process. I found that the installation went better when I did a right-click and "Run as Administrator" on the NetGear installation wizard.

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