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Q: Trying to reach print server on different sub-net

Hi Everyone,

I am trying to setup a Print Server remotely - and the challenge that I am facing is that the Print Server is on a different sub-net (by default) than the main network.

The main network consists of the I.P. addresses: 192.168.174.0 to 192.168.174.254

The Print Server has a default I.P. address of: 192.168.0.10

Fortunately the remote location is using a Netgear SRXN3205 which supports Lan Multi-Homing.

I have added the address 192.168.0.1 to the router (as shown below) -

I have remote access to a Windows 7 computer, and I have tried adding a Static Route to it in order to reach the Print Server -

I have tried both of the following -

route add 192.168.0.10 mask 255.255.255.255 192.168.0.1

(above uses the Routers LAN Multi-Homing feature)

route add 192.168.0.10 mask 255.255.255.255 192.168.174.254

(above uses the Routers standard I.P. address)

** Can't reach the print server either through ping or a web browser with either of the above commands ***

If anybody has any suggestions on how I can reach the config page of the Print Server (TP-Link TL-PS110U) they will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

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A:Print jobs don't reach the printer

Hello billhanley,

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the printer itself?
Do you get spool errors? Or could you provide us with the error details.

You could also go through these threads, see if they might help:Fix printer problems - Microsoft Windows
10 Biggest Printer Problems -- And How To Fix Them | PCWorld

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Since the problem began I have scanned it with Clamwin Portable (fully updated) and Stinger, and found no malware.

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A:Can't acccess internet, print, reach old restore point or make anything work!

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/virus-oth...0582-cant-acccess-internet-much-anything.html

eddie
 

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Phase One support suggested creating a new Windows user account and trying it from there, but that didn't work. I've also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software, and completely disabling my firewall (AVG 8).

The last from Phase One support (in Asia, who can reply no more than once a day ):

The activation procedure is using the following:

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A:App can't reach license activation server

I'd be surprised if machines can ping themselves on 128.0.0.1, since the loopback address is 127.0.0.1!

I wonder what other misconceptions they have?

BTW, that IP address for activation is in NJ, not Asia.

I think I'd connected directly to my broadband modem, disable any firewalls, and run the activation. If that doesn't do it, you're pretty much out of luck.
 

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A:Print server Linksys EPSX3 print problem

problem solved.. Winxp Pro SP2 installed and which adds and enables the ICF internet connection firewall. I have disabled it in control panel firewall but some how it was loading automatically at startup and running. So went to services and set to start service manually. The print server port was added without a prob..
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I am so curious why it didn't work?
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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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A:Using old PC as Print Server

Just don't configure a default gateway on the HP.
 

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if you wire it like this
Code:

modem---router#1-----router#2
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remove the cable from the WAN side of router#2 and move it to the LAN side.
login to router #2 and disable the DHCP server.

Router#1 will then control all IP address assignments and all systems will have the same
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Hi,

I recently installed a Linksys wireless Broadband network in my home. Is there any way that this router can be used as a wireless print server as well?

Thanks!
 

A:Print Server

On the computer with the printer just click on the printer properties and mark it as shared. Under Control Panel>Printers, click on add new printer, then find it in the network and it will install it on that pc.
 

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A:print server

Howdy sandheep...

Well...

There are Hardware Print Servers that basicaly control the flow of data from pc's to printers. Then there are Software Servers that will control the flow, drivers and anything else you configure them to do from pc to printer...

A Plotter is basically a printer, set it up as you will a printer ( via the software )...

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http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=333060&ref=cj#ts

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A:Print Server

moving to networking, may get a better response there
 

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Okay, I'm looking to use one printer for up to 4 computers in my house on my wireless network. What is the cheapest solution here? Im thinking I have to buy one of those "Print Servers" from newegg.com but I'm really clueless on the subject. Would like to do this as cheap as possible.. K, thanks
 

A:Print Server

The simplest & cheapest way would be sharing the printer.

If you're running XP...........http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx

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A:Print Server Help

The way the wireless print server works is it should authenticate on your existing wireless network. These can be a pain to setup as you have to get that working and then install the printer as a network printer through the print server. These almost always come with a cd that you run to help you configure them.
 

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Hi all,

I have printer servers pointing to several printers, and users of course will go to the print server. We will be upgrading the network and there will be IP changes for everyone, including the printers and print server.

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Thanks
 

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Thanks!

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A:How to set up a print server?

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How can I get around a print server?

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I don't have a the adapter yet...

Will this work?

Any help or other ideas would be great.

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A:How can I get around a print server?

Highly unlikely unless this is some peripheral from Lexmark. You'll either have to have something connected to the printer (a computer with an OS) or a print server. Something has to actually "share" the printer out and know how to handle your print jobs.
 

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Hi
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If anyone has a suggestion to get this deice working I'd be happy to hear about it. Alternatively, does anyone have a print server running under W10 that they can recommend?

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A:Print server

your connection to the printer is the issue. if you have a WIRELESS connection,
then you will be limited in two ways: the wireless limit + any encryption on the connection.

if at all possible, wire the printer to any system and then just print-share it with
others.
 

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I have to configure one of my old print server that works with only with ARP to setup the IP address.

My PC (and the network) IP address range is 192.100.100.25 with subnet 255.255.255.0
My Print server MAC address is : 00-05-5d-5a-04-54

I want to assign the printer server IP address 192.100.100.50 and I tried the following DOS command from my XP

ARP -s 192.100.100.50 00-05-5d-5a-04-54

The command works successful, but I can not ping from my PC to Print Server.

I assume that I need to assign teh subnet also? If it is then how can I assign a subnet using ARP command?

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Hi,

I work with a network of 30 win 98 client machines and 1 nt 4.0 server on a tcp/ip cat 5 10/100 network. I want to use an old win 95 machine as a dedicated print server so that prints can be seen and deleted by all that look at that machine. Can anyone tell me how to do this and the software that i will need. Free software would be best.

Thanks

Tom
 

A:Print Server help win 98/95

Well, I've used old W98 machines as print servers, and no software is required, other than Windows. I presume W95 will do the trick, though it's been many years since I tinkered with W95. Just setup File & Print sharing and share the printer. It should appear as a shared resource in your workgroup.
 

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I have windows7 home and want to use it with HP printer which only accepts XP print driver. What do I do?
 

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Dear all:
Recently I purchased a LINKSYS EFSP42 2-port Print Server. Before I opened the box, I expected to finish the testing in approximately 10 to 15 minutes because most of the Linksys products I have are hassle-free setup.

However, this Print Server took me the whole day for testing. I experienced graphical texts failed to print, slow respondance, and Admin Software not able to search the print server on network and/or upgrade the firmware. I have even tried to visit Linksys's official website and downloaded the latest version of drivers and firmwares, but still no use.

Right now, I am in the market shopping for the most reliable print server for SOHO standard (means faily inexpensive but performance is good and reliable at same time). Can you share your Print Server experience with me, and perhaps give me some recommendation?

My friend has a NETGEAR PS101 and hethinks that works great. However, I searched the web and found out that it's got a problem with giving itself a static IP.

Currently we are hosting a RedHat Linux + Samba workstation as the print server, and the performance is so fantastic. However, it has some compatibility issue with Crystal Report. Switching to a Windows based workstation may help but currently the only PCs we've got are those old P2 and some old P3 with 128RAM; can such slow PC handle the print jobs well as a print server???

Thank you all =)
 

A:Best Print Server for recommendation?

The best solution is no print server at all and having printers with network support builtin..

If you set up the print serving computer with raw print queues (the pages are rendered by the client computer) then you don't need any computing power at all. You can use something as slow as a 286 in that case since all it has to do is take data from the network and send it to the printer port. Only some memory/disk space is needed for buffering/spooling.

Do you use raw print queues in your current setup? Or do the clients use a generic PS driver to send pages to the server which then renders them for the printers?
 

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I need to find a way to print on a network as inexpensively as possible. I have been researching external print servers and printers and wondering what, if any compatibility issues there are with print servers and printers. I was told that it was ok to hook and external print server to any (cheap) printer with a parallel port but that with under 2mb of memory in a printer, I wouldn't have very good results.
The volume of printing that this would have to handle is very low, maximum of 30 pages a day. What I need to know: Is it possible to connect a print server to a printer with only 2 mb memory and have decent network printing for the volume that I have specified?
If not, any there any other "economical" options for network printing?
 

A:external print server

Sueb,

I'll answer your second question first. There are other methods to economically print over a network.
You could connect the printer to one of the workstation computers and share it. Or, you could dedicate a fairly low end computer as a print server and connect printers to it.

If you are printing text documents you don't need a lot of resources on the printer. Printing graphic material will need more memory and processor speed on the printer.
The problem I run into most frequently with my customers is people who hang onto old printers like the HP2 or HP3 because they still work good. They have limited memory and more important a very slow processor in the printer. You can add memory but the processor will always be slow.

Hope this helps.

Roger
 

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I'm trying to find a wireless USB print server that just WORKS. I tried a TRENDNet TEW-MFP1 It's a piece of junk that requires you to use their software. I want something like an old JetDirect... I can point any printer under any OS to a raw TCP/IP port, and the print jobs come out.

A:Wireless USB print server?

I don't know if a simple solution like that exits, but you can check THIS.

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ok here is the scenario:

I have a windows 2000 server box named print01
it has all of the network printers defined and acts as the network print server

i want to replace it (it's an old server) with a new server
running windows 2003 server.

If i name it print01 and add the printers (using same drivers, etc)
and name the pritners the same, will i have to re-add all the network
printers to the xp clients? will they see the printers using the new print
server once it is converted?

Charlie
 

A:Replacing a Print Server

Not as long as the server has the same name and IP address on the network. Is this a member server or a standalone server in it's own AD forest?
 

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I am running three printers off an Intel Netport Express XL 3-port print server. They are currently served by Novell queues. In the near future, we will be moving away from Novell and completely into a Windows server environment. I'm trying to install all of our printers to the existing Windows server. Unfortunately, this print server is not recognized in Windows 2000 Server. In the add new port portion of a printer install, after I enter the IP address, it asks what kind of print server it is. It's not in the drop down list to choose from and I have no idea what to enter for custom print server. I tried installing the print server by choosing Netport Express 10/100 as the print server, but had no luck. Is there any way I can install a "definition" of the XL print server onto the Win2K server? If not, is anyone familiar with the custom settings for the print server? Thanks.
 

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I'm a graphic artist and recently purchased a Hawking print server to house my 3 printers. I had a professional tech hook everything up ... he printed a couple of test pages, then a few text pages ... all 3 printers worked and he left. Later when I tried printing my higher resolution graphics ... not one of the 3 printers would work ... they just give me error messages. I tried plain text again ... and it works. Is there some kind of setting for high resolution work?
 

A:Print Server mystery

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Hi, I am looking to be able to print from any internet location to my printer at home. I have a print server at home although not wired in yet. I do not want to have a computer always hooked up at home I would like the system to be self sufficient if you see what I mean.

Only problem I can see arising is I have a dynamic IP...is it possible or am I going to have to pay for a static IP

Cheers

Jamie

A:Remote print server

Not my field of expertise but if I understand the question, using the print server plugged into the router, if it is a wireless router, you can print from it anywhere in the house. You can create a static IP address for the print server as well in Windows which would make finding it a lot easier.

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Im attempting to setup a printer OKI 5500 on a linksys print server.
Im constantly getting errors including "cannot connect printer to lpr port"
I have installed the print server options under add or remove windows components.

I have tried setting up an lpr port at 192.168.1.102:NETPRINT
I have tried TCPIP port with an lpr protocol..and raw protocall..
Does the LPR queue name matter?
Does LPR byte counting enanbled matter?
Should I have SNMP status enabled?

Im quite proficient with computers and networking since I do it for a living but this is something I have not been able to solve....

I logged into the print server and have copied all appropriate information from the interface.

Hardware ID:05004A8C2C
Firmware Version:6050
MAC Address:00-0F-66-88-32-FE
Protocol ID:80FE
Default Name:LK8832FE
Server Name:NETPRINT

AppleTalk Info:
Printer Type:
NETPRINT:LaserWriter

TCP/IP Info:
IP Address:192.168.1.102
Subnet Mask:255.255.255.0
Gateway Address:192.168.1.1
Email Server IP Address:0.0.0.0
Printing Account Name: N/A
Redirect Account Name: N/A

SMB Info:
Domain Name:WORKGROUP

WIRELESS Info:
Station Name:00-0F-66-88-32-FE
SSID:linksys
BSSID:00:12:178:E4:2E
Channel No:6
Network Type:Infrastructure
Link Quality:Excellent
Signal Strengthoor

Printer Status

Port P1
C5500
Current Selected Port: USB 1
Status: On-line
Printing Info: Idle
Configuration:

System Tab

device name
NETPRINT

TCP/IP Tab
ipadddress
192.168.1.102

Port Tab
Logical Port
Selected logical port:... Read more

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Will USB print servers return ink levels to the computer either through the normal printer monitor or through the IP address?

Will this happen in a networked printer like an Epson Workforce 40?

Thanks
 

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Hi,

I'm having trouble setting up a new Vista machine on my home network to use the printer connected to a USB Print Server on the router.

Here's the hardware involved:

Edimax PS-1205Um 1 Port 10/100 Fast Ethernet USB Print Server
Netgear DG834GT Router
HP PSC 2110 Printer

In XP, I have the printer set up as follows:

Port Name: IP_192.168.0.5
Printer Name or IP Address: 192.168.0.5
Protocol: LPR
Queue Name: lpt1

But I cannot seem to be able to use these setting to make it work in Vista! Any ideas on how to set this up?
 

A:Using a Print Server with Vista

Anyone? I need this set up pretty urgently to be honest...

Solved!

I went to Control Panel > Programs and Features >Turn Windows features on or off, expanded Print Services, and then selected LPR Port Monitor.

After the feature was installed, I went to Printers > Add Printer > chose Local Printer > selected 'Create a new port', and chose Type of port: 'LPR Port'. Then I typed in '192.168.0.5' under the 'Name or address of server providing lpd', and 'lpt1' under 'Name of printer or print queue on that server'.

Voila!
 

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Sorry for asking such a newbie question, but I'm having trouble finding the right hardware to set up a wireless print server at home. I have an absolutely ANCIENT D-Link DI-713P that I'm using, which still requires a parallel port printer. I've tried a few router/print server combos over the years, yet have yet to find one that is as reliable and easy to put together as my ancient D-Link.

I recently purchased a D-Link DIR-755 because of its great reviews, and its supposed ability to "Share USB devices like printers and storage with all the users on your network with D-Link's SharePort? Technology," yet have had absolutely no luck connecting the router to a (new) printer. I have searched many forums looking for a solution, and came to the conclusion that this was a common problem.

I love the increased speed of the DIR-755 and would love to have a wireless printer that actually allows me to print large PDF files. Yet in my research, it seems like these wireless router/print server combos are a thing of the past. Does anyone have any advice as to how I should proceed?

I looked into purchasing a separate print server, yet none of them seems to have good reviews.

Thanks!
 

A:Wireless Print Server

What about just getting a Network Printer
ie a Printer that has Ethernet as one of the connections (not just USB)
Then plug it directly into a multi-port (Ethernet of course) Router
 

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