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Forcing a refresh of Network Printer Settings from Print Server Server

Q: Forcing a refresh of Network Printer Settings from Print Server Server

Hello Guys,

Is there a way via scipting to force a pc to refresh their local printer
settings from the print server ? We have enabled Duplexing as the default for
printing ( conserve that paper ! ) for our HP Laserjet printers on the
Print Server, but if a user goes on their local printer settings and unchecks
duplexing, it will not re-pull that device setting from the print server
unless you delete and then re-add the printer on the local machine. Is there
a way to have the printer settings pulled from the server without have to
delete and then readd the locally installed network printer ?

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Just joined this site 4 minutes ago, so forgive me if I'm asking the same question that has been raised a gazillion times before. I've looked at a relevant thread, but it didn't quite answer my question.. Here's my situation, for anyone who might offer advice.
We have two laptops with wireless cards, a pc with a wireless compact USB adaptor, an old but working HP Photosmart printer (USB cable), and a Linksys wireless-G router with Speedbooster connection to the internet for the whole shabang. I want to buy a four-in-one printer (looking at the cheap option of a refurbished Brother 5440CN flatbed) mostly to have scanner and fax capabilities, and would love to be able to put it wherever, and have all the various computers print from that machine, without cables and the hassle of toting machines here and there. That particular four-in-one is "network ready" - but I'm realizing that I'm not entirely clear what that means. . Is the "network ready" printer ready to do what I need it to do - can I (somehow - via software?) get it configured on my network so that it will respond to each of the computers? OR do I also need to buy a print server, and if so, what kind? And if so, wired or wireless, and what does it matter? And which models support the best security (WPA)? Thanks for considering this.

A:print server vs network ready printer?

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Can any one suggest me Step by Step guide to setup Network File Server and Network Print Server

Operating System if possible XP otherwise Windows 2000 Server
Thankssss a lot in advance

A:Step by Step guide to setup Network File Server and Network Print Server

1. RTM (Read The Manual for the Network File Server).
2. Follow the manual's instructions for setup.
3. RTM (Read The Manual for the Network Print Server).
4. Follow the manual's instructions for setup.

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I have a Kodak 5100 AIO printer. I purchased also a Belkin wireless print server to allow me to send documents from my laptop to print out upstairs on the Kodak. However....having tried to set the server up with no luck I can now find no information to say that the kodak supports a server. I know it will definately take a bluetooth adaptor however my laptop does not have bluetooth installed. Belkin website says to press "white" reset/test button on back of server once all wires connected and this will print out IP address to allow me to set up tcp/ip port. There is no white button but a black button on the server but pressing this does nothing. Wondering if there is any workaround for this or whether I should just return server.
Also... if anyone has the Kodak 5100, does yours power down itself after not used for 30 mins or so, anyway of stopping this happening?
Thanks, Gill

A:Printer & Print server

The current line of Kodak printers are based on an Epson design, with the print heads mounted separately inside the machine, and use a cold-ink delivery system - this means it uses an acrylic based in its inks as a drying agent. What this all means is to preserve the print heads so they don't dry out prematurely, the unit will power down automatically so that the heat the system creates does not dry it out. So the answer is no.

As for the print servers, is the Kodak associated with another computer, or is the laptop the only thing working with it? If it is with another computer, you can always use it as the print server with less fuss than adding a wireless one.

But, if the Belkin is the way to go, they do work well, having used one, though not all models want to work with AIOs, since the scanning option usually messes things up. Have you tried Belkin's 800 number? They've been pretty good in the past at working out kinks in their machines. You should have gotten a form with it in your package.


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I replace my old SMC Router with a ZyXEL that was recommended here and have added a D-Link DP-300U Print Server. I was having difficult getting it configured to run my two printers. I am running XP Pro and went in and deleted all my printers and started fresh. I am new to this type of thing, it was a hassle but the two printers are running fine now.

My problem is that I am unable to print any PDF documents. When I try to print I receive a dialogue box - "Before you can perform print related-tasks such as page setup or printing a document, you need to install a printer". I have Googled without luck and am new to this type situation. I am lost at this point.

I would appreciate it if someone can provide me steps and instructions on what to download; then how and where to install. Thanks


A:No Adobe Printer On New Print Server

Try uninstalling and re-installing Adobe reader. I've had several issues with it printing, and that seemed to be the only cure.

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Could sombody please instruct me on how to set up 4 printers on an nt network without a print server.

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I've been using a Hewlett Packard PSC 1350v All in One Printer on a home computer network for some time now. The printer is being shared with 2 other computers by my desktop which is a dual boot system. One of these is a laptop on a wireless network.

I just bought a print server so that the other 2 computers could access the printer without going through the desktop. Installing the print server seemed to go fine until I reached the point where I installed the printer through it. Then it tells me there is no printer driver. When I tried to install the driver off the CD that came with the printer it says it still can't find it. I downloaded updated software with drivers from the HP website and got the same results. The HP website said this software wouldn't work through an ethernet or wireless connection.

My question is: Does the software from the cd also not support ethernet or wireless? Or is there another reason why I can't get this to work? Has anyone else run across this?

Here are my system specs just in case it might help:

Athlon 64 3200+ (2.2Ghz)
MSI K8TNeo FSR w/ VIA Raid, Gigabit LAN, AC97 sound and USB2
MSI RX9250 T128 Video card
1.5 Gb DDR400 SDRam (2.5 cas latency)
Dual Boot:
Windows XP Home on Western Digital 160 Gb PATA h/d
Windows XP Pro X64 on Seagate 200 Gb SATA Raid 1
Antec case w/ 550w Power supply

A:Why won't my printer work with a print server?

Most print servers won't function with a Windows GDI interfaced printer. This is a pretty common issue. If you want to run a printer from a print server, you normally need a printer that has PDL, PostScript support, or some other page description language. I've been down this road several times.

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Hello, the rest of my story asking for help and advice is that I am using a Sierra wireless USB "aircard" for internet. I also have a wireless card inside my HP laptop (dv9005us). So here are my questions:

Must I use my Linksys router along with the Linksys print server or will the print server send to my wireless card or my wireless aircard?

I really don't have a beginning point to figure out all this!

Any help/info would be greatly appreciated!


A:want to set up printer with Linksys print server

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Hey guys,
I'm trying to figure out how to scan stuff to a computer on an HP LaserJet 3330 scanner/copier/printer/fax. The thing is hooked up to a print server on a 100Mb/s network w/about 7 or 8 computers, and I'm trying to get it to scan to another computer on the network. Any ideas?

A:HP multifunction printer on print server

I'm not sure if you can make it scan through a genereic print server..
You most certainly need the bloated, huge and slow HP software to do it.

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I purchased a linksys router, notebook card, usb adapter & a print server. The print server is not compatible with my canon f50 multi function printer. I want to know if there is a print server that is compatible with the canon f50 to make the printer part work and if so is it compatible with the linksys router?

A:multifunction printer on print server

I really doubt it if you want to use all the functions. I have an HP PSC-750, but when I was using a USB printer server, all I could access was the printer. Since my server is on all the time anyway, I connected it there, and now I can use the scanner too.

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I'm faced with a technical problem and I hope I can get a definitive answer here

I have a D-Link three-port print server and it has 2x LPT and 1x USB for ports.
My major LPT printer just said "Sayonara" and is "in the bin" now so I'm facing the problem of connecting up its replacement which is USB-only

I see there are several powered adapters out there that would allow me to map an LPT port to USB, e.g. male connector towards the port, USB A towards the printer for a standard connection.
Will this work on a print server or are these adapters only for the PC parallel port?

Thanks for any help.

A:USB printer over LPT Print Server port?

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Hello all,

I have a DP-301U print server connected to my network and a Samsung ML-2510. Our most recent print server (also a DP-301U) died about a week ago. I got the new one and installed it, and everything ran fine for about a day and a half.

When I went to the web management console of the DP-301U, it showed the printer status as "off line". I then had to physically power-cycle the printer/disconnect the USB cable. After that, it started working again.

After about three hours though it stopped printing again. I went to the web management console of the DP-301U, and again it showed the printer status as "off line". This time however, no amount of power-cycling would help the printer to be seen as online.

I contacted D-Link tech support, but that call was worthless. Any ideas would be welcome.

A:Print Server only sees printer as offline

Any thoughts at all? Should I exchange it out for a new one? Am I missing some simple option? I'm guessing this may be because of the power save mode the printer can go into? If I disable power save on every PC in the office do you think it will stop (provided I can get it back up)?

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Hi all,

Please pardon if this has already been addressed... I tried to find threads that answered my question, but was not too successful.

I am trying to set up my husband's office so his laptop can print wirelessly to his printer via a print server. Right now, each time he wants to print he attaches the printer via the usb cable. This works ok, but is kind of a pain since the cable has to run across the room. Also, each time he unplugs and plugs, his laptop reinstalls the printer giving him countless copies of the same printer in the printer folder. (Another issue I've never bothered to fix.)

So, I've got the print server (which also happens to be a router) hooked up to the printer, and the laptop (with built-in wireless) detected the router/server and connected to it like a network without any problems. I thought all I'd have to do was go to add printer, detect it through the server, and install it. But though the computer is connected (wirelessely) to the server, it doesn't see the printer.

Was I totally crazy when I thought the print server would allow printing without the printer being connected to a PC? Can you actually just plug a printer into a wireless server and then print from your computer? Or perhaps because this is also a router, it must be attached to a computer?

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. If you can explain how to do it, I'm sure I'd be able to do it.

the laptop is a Toshiba Satellite running Win... Read more

A:help installing printer w/ wireless print server

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I have a Belkin F5D7231-4P wireless router with built in print server, I have the printer setup & it prints, but I have no printer status such as ink levels, progress, etc.

I have a desktop which is connected to the router via a cable & a laptop via wireless & they both have the same problem. It's been the same with two different printers, the first being an Epson R300 & now a Canon iP5200.

I had to setup the printer through usb first then add a printing port to the router & when it was connected directly I had printer status. Does anyone know how to get the printer status showing again?

Thanks for any help

A:No 'Printer Status' on router/print server

I don't know the answer to your question; but have a question of my own. Do Epson and Canon say that the printer status is supposed to be available over a network for those two printers? I have an HP "network ready" printer and about the only status is 'connected' or 'not connected.'

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I have a question on my all in one printer and print server. Dell says it's linkysis's fault and linkysis says it's dell's fault. Wonderfully helpful!

I have a dell all-in-one printer. Just a cheapo. Better than what I had. I can print, scan, fax, and copy with the printer. The dell printer also has software that lets my computer know about ink levels, status, and allows me to scan.

When I hook up the print server, my computer will recognize the server, but not the printer. My set up is a linkysis router hooked up to my cable modem. One computer is wired and the other is wireless. I had the print server wired for set up and then had it wireless.

Anyhow, Can I set up a printer like my interactive printer on a server and have it work with the computer like it does when it is hooked up with a usb cable??? Can I scan documents into my computer when it's hooked upto my print server?

Or am I wasting my time and I should just offload the print server on ebay and cut my looses?


Any of this make sense? ha!

A:Dell Printer and Linkysis Print Server

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Can anyone shed some light on why some XP Pro SP2 workstations will not use the printer settings that are configured on a win2003 print server. I have a workstation that can print to the network printer but it also wants to use a wrong and different tray that all of the other workstations that are connected to it.

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I had a Print Server EUSSO that connected with my old deskjet printer (HP deskjet 845c USB) to my knowledge it working fine...

Though I had bought a new printer (HP laserjet 1020 USB) hook it up to a Print Server but to my amazement, I couldn't get it to work (it working fine, if plug direct to PC)... I set it the way I worked with the old deskjet (HP deskjet 845c USB) and I don't see why it didn't work... Or maybe the Print Server do not support the new Printer? I had visit HP support site, and they just didn't give me any good solution...

Note: upon completing the setup and do a test print; I notice there aren't any error messages display... I see a queue of file on the Printer Document Name last for 2 seconds and dissappear, No errors messages...
But if I try to change the port name/number it will display error message upon printing, and the file on the Printer Document Name didn't dissappear either...

I am so curious why it didn't work?
1. I know it not the printer fault
2. Print Server is not malfunction either (unless it not meant to support my new printer)
3. Not the cable either
4. I don't see any wrong doing with my setup, since I got the first one work and running
5. Now I am sitting duck

Any feed back on this issue would gladly be appreciated...

A:Print Server won't print on new printer

Did you install the drivers for your new printer? (Obvious, sorry, but I have to ask) Best bet would be to uninstall all printers and printer software you have and start over from scratch.

The print server doesn't have to support your printer - all it does is take the data sent by your computer and forward it to the USB port. Your printer however has to support the print server. Some printers require a bidirectional connection with the computer and that cannot work over the network.

Does your print server suppirt several types of connection? It could be any combination of LPR, SMB, JetDirect and any proprietary protocols. Try something else than you are using right now.

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I have learned by reading that a lot of print servers are picky about which printer is compatible with them. Can anyone suggest a wireless print server for the Dell Laser 1600n? Its a multifunction printer. Thanks.

A:Solved: Print server for multi-function printer

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I'm having an issue with sharing a HP 2025 printer from a XP Pro print server to a windows 7 workstation. The workstations are all on the same workgroup and all running off the same switch.

There are some xp workstations and some w7 worskstations. The xp workstations add the printer via the sharename "\\Print-SVR\HP Colour" O.K. but the w7 machines continually ask me for a password to which I enter and get rejected. If I add the printer directly via it's IP address by creating a TCP/IP port it works perfectly fine. I have disabled all firewalls and set full access to 'everyone'on the printer. When I view all the devices on the workgroup I can see the other workstations as well as the print server. When I double click on another workstation (both XP and W7) from a W7 machine I am granted access without being prompted for a password except for the print server! When I try the print server I am asked for a password which it does not accept.

My question is; Why am I only asked for a password on the w7 machines and why does it not accept it when entered? Also, I have an identical setup at 10 other locations however at these other locations the workstations are either all xp or all windows 7 (The print servers are identical and running xp at all locations). The only thing that differs at this location is that the workstations are a mix of w7 and xp on the workgroup. I don't see how this could cause a problem as the print server should be... Read more

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Using Windows 7 Enterprise. Am frequently unable to print because 'server offline' for all of our networked printers. However, this is not really true: others in the office using the same networked printers CAN print and theirs do not say offline. Our tech guy cannot seem to get to the root of the problem. I am not working wirelessly. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Enterprise says server offline can't print to any printer

Forgot to mention, this problem is intermittent. Some times I can print, some times I can't. Usually, if something is really hot and some one needs it now....yep, that's when the server says offline. Truly, it is just delightful.

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Greetings, All!

As a first-time poster, I want to be sure that I've posted this in the right place. If anyone knows that my question's in the wrong forum, please feel free to advise and I'll move it right away. Thanks for your patience.

I have a print server on a Win2K network. The server is an older HP Kayak running Win2Ksp2, with an Epson InkJet printer attached through a USB cable. Initially, it worked fine until the Epson (a model c82) died. We replaced it with a c84 and I was charged with installing new drivers, making sure the share name was the same so that existing users could still see it, and adding a second printer on the PC so that a new share/printer name could be used going forward. It didn't sound hard, so I set about my task.

I had everything fine yesterday, but today, something bizarre started happening. The printer began to set itself as the default printer on a few key user machines. All the machines are set up the same, with Win2Ksp3 and six different Win2K patches; not ALL machines in the building were altered, but the ones that were are users printing sensitive and confidential material. Of course, it's a problem.

So, I have tried to uninstall the print drivers, and clean the registry of any entries of the Epson c84. Then, I reinstalled it. No good; same problem. I then removed the printer, removed the drivers again, and reinstalled the c82 drivers. Same problem. To keep the machine from setting itself as the default printer ... Read more

A:Solved: Win2K Printer/Print Server Behavior

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Printer (brother HL-5150D) is connected to Ubuntu 10.04 Linux desktop. I'm unable to print to it from my new hp dm4t running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

The printer is installed on, and works fine from, a laptop running Windows XT and a desktop running Windows 2000 Professional, and of course from various Linux boxes as well.

I was able to install and use the printer on the Win7 laptop by disconnecting it from the network & connecting it by usb to the laptop (using "generic" driver from Windows Update), but that's not an appealing solution.

The printer is installed on all 3 Windows machines as a network printer with the uri:
http://<server lan address>:631/printers/HL-5150D-series
and this works fine on the two older versions of Windows.

I also tried installing it on the Windows 7 machine as a local printer with that same address.

Note that the Windows 7 printer wizard does report that it was successfully installed -- but it is unable to print a test page. It is also unable to "configure the port"; in other words, after installation I went to printer/properties/ports and clicked to "configure" the checked port, and then just clicked OK on the next dialog without making any changes, but that operation fails with "An error occurred during port configuration. Operation could not be completed (error 0x000000aa)."

A typical cups access_log entry after printing from one of the other Windows machines is:
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A:Printer on Linux cups server - can't print from Windows 7

Correction: the cups error messages I described above don't occur while trying to print from Windows 7. Instead, they occur only while the Windows 7 printer installation wizard is running, immediately after entering the printer's uri in the wizard dialog (and before selecting the printer driver).

After the wizard finishes and reports "successfully installed...", and I try to send something to the printer, I don't think anything is sent over the network at all. I did a wireshark capture, and I don't see any activity that seems to be related to the attempted printing.

Has Windows completely disabled IPP now?

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I am struggling to understand this. I have set up a new network for our school. before this, all the computers were attached to a network, but there was no domain or user logon. There are various printers pluged in around school in different buildings, and these are all shared printers so could always be used. When you log in as one of the new users, there is an enormous list of printers in 'printers and faxes'. I want to get rid of those and set it up so that only some printers are available to user groups. I have upgraded the domain controler to Windows server 2003 R2, and set it up as a printer server, and then deployed the correct printers through group policy. How do I get rid of all the redundant computers in a users printers and faxes list? When I click on remove printer, access is denied.

I'm not sure I understand the difference between having the domain controller being a printer server, and just having the printers plugged in and shared.


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is it actually possible to set up a usb print server to operate off 1 laptop without a network? The laptop is fitted with a wireless card. Is there any links to show general set up information?

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First, some background. I had this all set up and it was working. I installed 2 other printers and drivers and started having problems with my computer hanging up and other issues with the HP software. I decided to uninstall all of my HP software and drivers and start over.

I have 2 printers--HP Officejet Pro L7580 and an HP Deskjet 9650 that I want connected with the print server.

I downloaded the new drivers for the deskjet 9650. I have the software installed for the print server. I can open that software with my laptop and see the print server. I started installing the printer drivers using a wiresless network, but it couldn't find the printer.

I tired restarting the print server, but still it cannot find the printer. I tried putting in the IP address for the print server, but when I do it says that the HP deskjet 9650 installer has encountered and error, and it closes.

Any suggestions?

A:Trouble installing HP Deskjet printer with Zonet print server

I solved my own problem! Thanks anyway

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I have a print server running 2003 standard sp2, I have been looking for a way to allow helpdesk staff install and manage printers without logging into the server and without adding them to the admin group.

So I added them to the power users group and the print operators group, that worked fine they were able to UNC ( \\servername ) to the server and install printers, drivers, as well as uninstall drivers? printers ect????.
Now the problem??? this works great from an XP box, but when we try it from a windows 7 machine we get access denied. More specifically it acts like it is going to install the printer then when it comes to the driver installation part it fails ?Printer driver was not installed. Access is denied.?

No changes have been made to the permissions I can log into an XP machine with my profile and it works fine log out go to a Windows 7 machine use the same credentials and I get the above message access is denied. I am an admin of both machines on the windows 7 machine I have UAC turned off completely. Running XP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 pro both are 32 bit machines.

I should also add that I have made the necessary group policy changes to allow printer operators to Load/Unload device drivers and under the local policies/security options I ensured that the Prevent users from installing printer drivers was Disabled.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Windows 7 & 2003 Server Standard SP2 Unable to remotely install driver on print server

How do you enter the credentials on the Windows 7 machine? I've noticed that you have to use "domain\username" rather than just the username in some cases.

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I know that I have a lot of questions about networking, sorry, it is just something that is not my strongest point.
So, here it is....
I want a good reliable print server.
I have an airport extreme and it is absolutely terrible.
It has to have usb.
So the way one would work... is you plug the printer into the usb, plug the ethernet into a switch ( I already have a router) and bam?
What software do I have to install on each computer?
The I am thinking of setting it up is..
Internet>router>switch>computer, print server, and wireless ap.
Here is what I think I am going to use, any recommendations is appreciate..
Wireless Ap:
Print Server:
Maybe I will plug this into the switch: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828118493
I may use this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190 and skip the router, switch and wireless ap... I am not sure if I want to have more ports available.
It would be ten users at max, if I used the switch, but if I went with the Wrt54g itd be obviously 4 wired and a few wireless.
Any help I appreciate!

A:Small Network & Print Server

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Have a Dell laptop & an Intel desktop that share an HP psc 2175 All In One. System includes a Belkin Wireless G router, & a Netgear print server. All was well until I cleaned underneath my puter desk on Sunday. I did not need to print then, so did not notice that the system had stopped working. I tried to print tonight, & could not. Thinking I'd loosened a connection, I tried a # of things to get the system functioning again, but I'm still unable to print. I've tried running the Network Setup Wizard; & also disconnecting everything, inserting the Netgear CD & reconnecting all in what I think is the correct order. at this point, the print server does not light up, & I get a message that the following "hardware" was found disconnected: BroadcomNetXtreme57xxGigabit C. Anyone have any advice? I had to disconnect the system once before & managed to get it running again, but no success this time. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Note: When I try to run the Netgear CD, I get a message that the print server cannot be found, & I am unable to complete the setup.

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Here we go...

I want to set up a print server that prints to separate networks. One network is a Linux/Solaris LAN that is not connected to the internet and A Microsoft Network running either Win2000 or Windows XP Pro that is connected to the internet... it is currently running 2000 but will upgrade to XP pro. These two separate Lans will need to access this print server to access the HP LaserJet 4100 printer. So far this is what I want to do... I have an Tangent computer (Pentium 2 400 mhz 64mb ram with kingston network card) I will be adding a Office Link 3CSOHO100-TX Fast ethernet card. I will be assigning each ethenet card (considering it is possible) separate ip address. One from the ms network and one from the unix network. How do I enable these two separate networks that must not be connected print to the networked printer... or should I just share the printer onto the computer that serves as the print server..... ( I also have a linksys print server device) also do I need Nat Software... because of the 2 ethernet cards....

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Hello all

Recently I installed a new router that gives me DLNA capabilities with a HD.

To do this it has a Media Server in it.

Oddly once this is enabled in the router, the stand alone print server device I have had for a long time (that lets me print from anything on the network) that is plugged into it the router suddenly shows up in my Network of explorer and other pages showing items on the Network.

Kinda not a really big deal but just one more thing I would not like to show there, so was just wondering if there is anyway to make it back hidden again.

Note, I do not want to remove it, or effect the server device, or any of its printer capabilities, just don't want to see it.

Thanks for any help.

A:Hide print server in Network?


If you have enabled DNLA in your router, I don't think that there's a work around to disable it.

If the print server is connected to a Server (Windows 2003, 2008 Server and higher versions), there's a way to disable this by modifying the registry from the Server where the print server is configured.

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Have spent hours getting to a point where I can print wirelessly only by rebooting the laptop and then printing one document. Further prints fail - unless laptop rebooted. The print server is connected wirelessly to a Dlink DSL-G604T modem/router. I reckon that, since the print server WLAN light is flickering intermittently the whole time - even when the machine is switched off - that the print is not completed properly and that the print server does not receive a print end instruction. This is borne out also after rebooting and printing that only 99% of the print job is performed - it never gets to 100%. Has anyone else seen this problem - and has anyone fixed it? Otherwise the print server will be going back to the store.

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Does anyone knows any really good multi-function print servers thats work on label printers? The label I have at work is called Zebra.

A:Solved: multi-Finction print server works on Labels printer?

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I've just installed a wireless Belkin Print Server and having several problems. There are 3 computers, 2 on Windows 2000 and a lap top on XP. At first 2 of the printers could print fine. Then I downloaded the printdrivers for the HP 6110 on to the 3rd machine. Since then the drivers have been deleted from the other 2 computers - and the download version doesn't work. So now none of the computers can print.

I can reinstall the drivers - but what is to stop this happpening all over again?

The network is wireless (netgear) using BT Broadband. Can any one suggest what I can do to retsore the printer - incidentally after the pc drivers disappeared I checked the lap top and it was fine until it was switched on - it worked once then went teh same way as the others...Can anyone help?

A:Wireless Belkin print server appears to be disabling all the printer drivers



I was wondering if you have managed to sort your problem out, as I am suffering from excatly the same issue. The help desk of Belkin was not use, as t hey suggested that I go and buy another printer!!


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Hello all

I am having trouble connecting my verizon fios, dell 964 printer and my linksys wireless printer server. When I had comcast service it worked with moderate setup help from a computer technician. Now that I have changed to verizon, I can't seem to get it to work. Linksys will set me up with a third party for over $100 who specializes in multi systems... dell, verizion and linksys... and Verizon will do the same for the same amount of money. I have already paid a second compter technician to come in and set it up and he tells me that it can't be done and that verizon knows that there is a problem. I paid him over $170...Needless to say I'm looking to not spend another dime on this issue or I'll switch back to comcast.


A:Having trouble connecting fios with dell printer and wireless print server

You probably need to remove the previous wireless settings from the printer and run the set up program again.

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Hello all,

Getting ready for a massive server refresh. We will be racking and stacking a lot of 4u and 8u servers, blades and a few routers.

Just saw this video online, wanted to see what you thought - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr503Dh8XXQ
their website is http://www.serverlift.com

A:Server refresh and we nee a server lift

If you want opinions on the product, I think that it looks really nice, I have to manage servers all the time and this would be extremely nice to have, vs. using two or three men to carry and rack them. But in reality, you really have to consider if it is economically efficient. If it cost way to much, it isn't worth it, but if it is cheap and, or you have money laying around to buy this type of hardware, go for it. I hope my opinion can help you in some way.

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I have an NT server that has an HP 4050 three-tray printer set up on it. (The 4050 printer is attached to a print server on the LAN) When I go to the NT server to adjust the printer properties so that the printer will print to tray tree instead of tray two and click OK, the server does not remember the settings. So when I go back into the printer properties the configuration is still set up to print to tray 2. Does anyone have any suggestions I can try out? I already tried re-installing the driver for the printer.

A:HP 4050 printer properties on NT server can not remember it's settings

Have you check the defaults on the front control panel of the printer? If the printer thinks that there is not the correct paper in tray two, then it will go to the next tray that it thinks has the correct paper.

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Hi Guys, I have read a number of posts here about networking issues but none seemed specific to my issue... I had a Windows 7 environment and just recently purchased a Windows 8 laptop.. .well win 8.1 Pro to be exact. On all of my windows 7 machines I can ping and get solid response and go to that address in the browser and no issue. On the new Window 8.1 laptop I ping that address and sometimes get 1 timeout with 3 responses... other times it just times out and sometimes I get all 4 replies... The print server has a web interface but I am unable to connect to it at all - is there something I need to set in Win 8?

C:\Users\Ron>ping with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 2ms, Maximum = 4ms, Average = 2ms

Then I get

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Reply from bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=64
Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 1, Lost = 3 (75% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 6ms, Maximum = 6ms, Average = 6ms

A:Win 8.1Pro will not connect to print server on my network

Welcome to Eight Forums,

This could be a network card driver issue and depending on the chipsets of your computer. Some Users have encountered disconnection issue after upgrading from 8 to 8.1, possible solution is to try downloading the latest driver for your network card from the manufacturer's site. Also, please check out this Thread.

For Broadcom NIC drivers try downloading the Windows 7 driver, check out this Thread.

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Our home has a mixed-platform network composed of three Windows 7 machines, two Vista machines, and (hopefully) one Windows XP print server. I would love to upgrade the print server to Windows 7, but it doesn't have enough RAM.

How can I connect the Windows XP print server to my home network? I don't need the ability to share files over the network. I simply need to be able to print directly to the laserjet from any of my networked machines.

I've poked around the forums and elsewhere on the Internet, and have come across variants of this question but haven't found any clear-cut instructions that explain how to do this.



A:Sharing XP print server with Windows 7 network

Does the Vista & Win7 computers see the XP computer? Have you tried install network printer from all of them? Do you have the XP printer set as sharing?

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I have an Airlink101 wireless print server installed. I have 3 computers which print successfully via the print server (none are directly connected to the printer). They each have a separate OS - XP, Home Basic, and Home Premium 64 bit. The XP and Home Basic machines both are successful as network scanners as well - the 6310 shows up under Scanners and Faxes.

So here is where I'm pulling my hair out. The Home Premium machine will print to the 6310 but refuses to see the scanning functionality. I've Googled this till my eyes are about the fall out of my head. You name it, I've probably tried it. I tried using XP drivers using XP SP2 backwards compatibility - no luck - it won't let me proceed. I've tried installing the 64 bit package from HP - again, no luck. It won't see the scanner. I have Windows Firewall disabled and the OEM Norton package uninstalled. Help!! I've also tried scanning through Paint and Publisher. Of course, they don't see the scanner either. I also (regretably) let HP work on this issue earlier. They couldn't figure it out either.

A:HP 6310 network scan w/ print server

Hi, goproliance, and welcome to the forums.

When you uninstalled your Norton, did you use the removal tool or just uninstall from Control Panel?

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I'm trying to set up a physical print server to one of my printers. I've been told to change the IP address on my computer to be on the same network as the print server. I'm not sure how to do this? Can anybody give me an example or a quick walkthrough?

A:Chaning My IP Address to be on same network as Print Server...

What's the context of this? Is this a work network we're talking about?

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Hi, I have a pc running Windows XP Pro. This was formerly connected to my office server and so still has the server login settings etc. I now wish to use this computer as a stand alone home pc and so wish to remove or disable these settings as they seem to be slowing things down, especially shortcuts to excel and word workbooks. Does anyone know what I need to do?
Many thanks

A:Server network settings

Quote: Originally Posted by Gazza13

Hi, I have a pc running Windows XP Pro. This was formerly connected to my office server and so still has the server login settings etc. I now wish to use this computer as a stand alone home pc and so wish to remove or disable these settings as they seem to be slowing things down, especially shortcuts to excel and word workbooks. Does anyone know what I need to do?
Many thanks

Welcome to the windows 7 forums Gazza13

first you need to log onto the machine as an administrator and un join from the domain that you were joined to.

If you know the password of the local machine administrator account, you can log on to the local machine instead of the domain and then unjoin from the domain.


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I have a D-Link 54G wireless router based in my office. I am running a lan with three nodes in addition to the WLAN. My wife has both a home PC and a work laptop in her office as well as the printer we both use. The printer is currently shared through her home pc. And for now she has been unplugging the cat-5 cable from the home pc and plugging it into her docking station when she needs it for work. This, of course, removes the printer from the network. I am looking to solve two issues. Network the printer via a print server and allow simulaneous connection of both of my wife's computers to the network. Can I add another router to the network in her office - one with a print server?

A:adding a second pc & print server to one node of my home network

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I'm having sporadic issues with many users connected over the network to a print server. If the printer is their default printer the application used to print will freeze/lockup until they log out / restart their machine. The only way to fix this (from my experience) is to set their default printer to something else (like Adobe PDF) or bypass the print server completely and do it by direct TCP/IP.

Has anyone ever heard of this issue and know of a fix? Think it is a driver related problem?

A:Application locks up when printing over the network via print server

right off the bat, it sounds like a driver issue or MAJOR dns issue. Are the default printer drivers PostScript by any chance? Are you offering both 64 and 32 bit drivers?

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The few Windows 95 and Windows 98 computers we have left are all getting the same failure to print due to unknown network error type message. My guess is this is related to one of the April 12 Security updates installed last night on the print server which is running Windows 2003 Server. Am I the only one with this problem today?

A:W95 W98 Fail to Print to 2003 Server Network Printers

That was it! 3 of the updates were not compatible with W9.x

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Well I turned an old PC into an http and FTP server just for fun so I could get files anywhere in the world... So I am no server genius (very far from it) anyways I logged into it remotely today and saw that FileZila had thousands upon thousands of login attempts

My theory is he has a program running that looks for random ftp:// sites then he brute forces them trying to login as Admin, to then tunnel traffic (again a complete guess)

Anyways am I right at all or completely crazy, and how could I stop him

Btw the IP address leads to somewhere in Romania...

A:I think someone is brute forcing my FTP server

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OS : win xp sp2 .

I'm unable to change the Prefered DNS server for tcp/ip settings throught network settings ,
Every time i change it and click OK, it will automatically revert to ip that i don't know it .

This issue was originally posted here ,
I have been told to provide hijackthis Log , the log below , Thanks for looking :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:23:08 PM, on 12/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\PM Driver\PMSveH.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\VMware Virtual Image Editing\vmount2.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS Security Cent... Read more

A:Can't change the Prefered DNS server from network settings

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