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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: to

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

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

I have added the address 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 mask

(above uses the Routers LAN Multi-Homing feature)

route add mask

(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,


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

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I recently changed my printer and installed an HP1510. This printer is installed with my wife's computer as the host and my computer sharing on the network. It all worked for several docs then docs sent from my computer started to disappear. Sometimes there is an indication that the doc has been sent to the printer,other times nothing. The system worked ok with the previous printer an HP 2200. The printer works ok with the host computer. This seems to have been a problem some time ago but I haven't been able to find any recent complaints so I am wondering if it was finally sorted out. I have tried the recomendations from windows and the forums without success,including removing windows updates back to the time the printer was printing ok. Any help would be appreciated.

OS win 7 home premium 64 bit on both computers
Home network all works except for this printer glitch

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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As of yesterday morning I am having major problems with my computer, which runs on Win XP Pro SP3 with all available updates. Protected by Norton 360, and scanned regularly.

The computer was running normally when shut down.

When booted next morning it could not connect to the internet, although the router was working normally and my wife could connect via her wireless link.

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

I have disconnected the computer from the router

Oher noted problems were

1. Couldn't access Windows Help & Support
2. Couldn't run Windows System Restore
3. Couldn't print,- no installed printer showed - and couldn't add a printer because couldn't access Windows Print Spooler
4. When I visit Network Connections, no network is shown
5. When I tried to install Sophos Virus Removal Tool, Windows Installer wouldn't work - error message said I might be in Safe Mode
6. Same problem trying to install Hijack This
7. No Taskbar - to switch between running programmes I am having to use Windows Task Manager (Auto-hide the Taskbar is NOT selected in Taskbar properties)
8. Can't run Norton 360

I include logs of scans from from DDS and GMER - as indicated above I was unable to install Hijack this

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 Bro... Read more

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

Closing duplicate, please reply here:



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Using three different computers 1 Win 7, 2 Win 10 and one android phone.
On the Windows 7 machine I cannot reach one web site (SanduskyRotaryPizzaChallenge.com), I get 503 server unavailable. All other web sites work fine on the Win 7 machine. Using Chrome, IE and Edge.
On the Win 10 and Android the web site works fine.
Only the one web site on only the one computer does it not work.
I can using FileZilla I can FTP into the site, on ALL computers.
So what should I be looking at on the Win 7 machine? Remember all other sites work fine.

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I'm running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 on a MacBook Air.
Whenever I try to connect to a website (apart from Google, Facebook, Apple support) it shows the error message "Unable to connect"(Firefox) "Safari Can't Connect to the Server"(Safari). It is not a network problem because every other device works just fine. I've tried changing DNS to Google's, deactivating IPv6, Renewing DHCP lease, rebooting Mac, deleting cookies, uninstalling Avast Antivirus, disabling any VPNs, getting a new IP, et cetera. NOTHING HAS WORKED.
Please help me.

A:Unable to connect, can't reach server.

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After using Capture One Pro version 4 RAW image workflow software from Phase One for a few weeks with no problems (and version 3 for a couple of years before that), suddenly the application has reverted from the Pro version which I paid for to the less capable Standard version.

Between my description of events and screenshots, Phase One support has determined that the application cannot reach the company's activation server to verify the status of my license code. My user account on their site says I have 2 free upgrades and 2 activations remaining. In the app, it says I have zero and zero.

I've tried deactivating and reactivating the software, but I get the error: Capture One was unable to deactivate the software on the server. This happens whether I try to connect from home or from my studio.

I'm running Vista Home Premium SP1.

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:

activate.phaseone.com that has IP address
Mac uses port 80 (http)
PC is also port 80 but uses also SOAP commands besides http
Also every machine needs to be able to ping itself on

That is all that is needed to run activation procedure as... Read more

A:App can't reach license activation server

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

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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I'm trying to work with my server guys on this, but I think the problem may be more local. I cannot reach my personal web servers by pop3, http or ftp when using my domain names. I have tried logging in by server IP and everything works fine. They tell me that they can reach the sites ok and a secondary lookup website was able to ping by domain name.

I have used my command prompt and 3 different browsers, rebooted my entire system, shut down firewalls, cleared all caches (browser and dns) and rebooted again. Every other site on the web shows up fine, but mine just say 'server not found'. The only other posts I've seen have dealt with people who couldn't look up any domains at all, or are trying to access an intranet domain. I am just having trouble with 3 domains on a shared web server.

I have a vonage/motorola router, motorola modem and PC running WinXP

Any suggestions?

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I am trying to connect to a computer in my house so I can play a one of my friends at Bos wars. Every time I try to connect it says "Could not reach server". What am I doing wrong? Is it possible I have two different versions of the game?

A:Solved: Bos Wars lan game... Can not reach server

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I have installed a wireless Belkin G all in one print server on my Dell Inspiron 1300 notebook and connected it via usb to my lexmark 5360 all in one printer. I can send a request to print and it enters the queue but the printer won't print. Any ideas please?

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I have three printers connected to this Linksys EPSX3 print server and almost 25 workstations (WinXp pro installed) using this three printers and can print fine with all the systems. Recently have formatted and installed one workstation with WinXp Pro and connected to the network domain with DHCP enable and firewall disabled on local machine. After installing the print server driver and going to the configure the print server dialog box, Im able to browse and view the print server name and ip but when I press ok it gives a error message " addport failiure" and the whole network get jammed. Nobody can print anything from any other systems and just has to reset the print server again to make it work.Can anybody explain whats goin on..

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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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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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 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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Hi all. We have a number of NT 4 servers, one of which is PRINTSVR, a print server for our NT Workstation network. We have approximately 58 printers setup on this server and for the most part they work great. Something weird is happening, though, on an irregular basis.

On occasion the server will not print Excel spreadsheets and the only way to get it to print them is to reboot. It's not a specific printer problem because once this starts it affects all the printers. The print jobs run through their respective queues indicating that they're spooling, printing, and then they disappear and nothing comes out of the printer(s).

One of our employees has mentioned that she has noticed that the problem occurs after she has attempted to cancel a job. The next time she attempts to print from Excel nothing happens.

Any ideas? Anything would help.

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How can I get around a print server?

I have a cheap usb Lexmark X1150 printer. In past I installed this printer to my server pc. Sharing the printer with the network.

I would like to share the printer with the network without using the server pc or a print server.

What I would like to do is use a USB to ethernet adapter, attaching my printer to my Dlink DI-624 router.

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

Will this work?

Any help or other ideas would be great.


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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dear friends, pls tell me what is a print server, and also tell me the installation and sharing procedure of a plotter.

A:print server

Howdy sandheep...


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 )...

And...for some reason I think this is a test question...

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Hello all i am after a print server not worryed if it is wireless or wierd that is not a problem! What i am wanting is that i can print straight to the server using the printer drivers on the computer and no aditional software if there is any out there. E,g like printing through the network to anouther computer and letting that do the printing thanks for any advice Steve
P.s it has to be usb as i already have a intel Parrale one chears agane

A:Best USB Print server

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Can some please walk me through in how to set up a print server? Networking isn't my strength so I would appreciate it if you could explain it in easy terms. Thanks for all of your help.


P.S. I have searched the posts already but they are too difficult to understand.

A:How to set up a print server?

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I have 4 PCs. A Compaq SR2168HM Running Vista Home Basic SP1, a Dell Dimension B310 XP Home SP3, a Dell Dimension 3000 Running XP Home SP3, an HP Pavillion 6736 Celeron 667 running XP home SP2. I want to set up the HP Pavilion to act soley as a printer server for two printers and all of the computers. What I am trying to accomplish is not having to have all the computers turned on so that One can use either printer (1 Laser 1 Inkjet), the Pavilion will not need a monitor keyboard or mouse once set up, unless trouble shooting or updates are needed. No Problem, turn on File and Printer Sharing for all 4. Haven't tried to install SP3 on the Pavilion (don't know if it will even work on this PC).

My Question is, after having all the necessary updates to XP on the pavilion, how do I disable internet access only on this computer while still keeping access to rest of my home network. At the moment I am using a Linksys RTP300 (voip) router as my router with out the telephone service enabled, as my network router. Or is this possible. I am not using the router firewall, I am instead using the Windows Firewall on all 4 computers. Also the Pavilion is not presently connected though I have had it on my home network with both of the Dells before. Print and file sharing with this computer works.

Any Suggestions are appreciated and TIA for any help

A:Using old PC as Print Server

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

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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.

My question is, after the printers and print server IP addresses changed, does the user end PC need to do anything?


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We changed from cable to dsl wireless the other day and I can't get my printer to work. We have it on a print server. (dlink). I probably have to change some numbers or something but I'm not sure what or where. Can anyone help me? The printer is an HP photosmart all in one C4100 series. The router is a dlink.
Thank You

A:dsl and print server

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My print server will not connect to my computer through my new wireless router.
When I type in the IP address in the browser nothing comes up. How can I make it connect?

A:Print server

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Hi there

I have istalled a IOgear usb print server. Everything is working fine apart from the fact that the actual printing is very very slow. I have 2 xp machines connected to it.

Any suggestions very much appreciated



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

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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?


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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I'm setting up a print server and i need to wipe the two drives it has but they both have windows NT server on them pass protected and the bios doesn't allow for boot from CD and ways around this with out opening up my compy to reformat them?

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I'm thinking of setting up a print server for 3 parallel printers; HP 2600, HP 450C and HP LaserJet 4V.

My questions are:
Is there a print server that will handle these 3 printers?
If I connect to our exisiting Nework server will it slow things down?
And if so what do you suggest should be minimum requirements for an alternate computer to use as a server?

Thanks for your help

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

If not XP..........http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/usingwindows/work/articles/906Jun/Shareprinter.asp

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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 with subnet
My Print server MAC address is : 00-05-5d-5a-04-54

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

ARP -s 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?


A:ARP for a Print Server

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I recent received a netbook. I installed a Netgear RangeMax Wireless Router (very nice btw). I am running Vista on my PC and XP on my netbook. My Printer is an old LaserJet 6p.
Okay, so I have the router set up just fine, but here is the rub. I set-up a linksys router for my sister-in-law and was able to send docs to the printer without any trouble. My netgear is not as forthcoming with this ability... I assumed all routers assisted with the capacity unequivically...
Am I missing something.
I set my printer up on my PC to be shared. But my netbook can't seem to find it...
What do I need to do?
Any and all help, tips, and links would be appreciated!
I've browsed (googled) but I am not sure if I need to create a print server on my PC or if I am missing something very obvious...

A:Print server?

if you wire it like this

then systems attached to router#2 can reach anything on router#1
BUT not the converse.

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
first three portions of the IP address, eg 192.168.0.x

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I use a D-Link 704P router. It came with software and instructions for Win 9X ME 2K, nothing for XP and same on website. Since putting in XP Pro don't know how to install the printer using the router port. I got it useable for the network by hooking it to one of the computers with a USB cable, all can print now but the "server" it is on has to be running, that is the PC that was USB'ed to it. All use the router printer port now, don't need the USB.

Anyone know how to point XP towards the print server port the right way?

A:print server with XP Pro

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Howdy folks,

I have an Elite Silicon 4-port USB server that I used to have connected to my router when using W7. Since upgrading to W10 (x64 Pro) I haven't needed to use it but SWMBO is whining about having to turn my PC on to use the Epson sat in my office so I thought I'd connect it up again.

Firstly, W10 doesn't see the device at all - no beeps when I connect it and can't see it when doing a scan for devices - and secondly the drivers won't install from the CD. They are the latest drivers but several years old so I guess maybe not compatable with W10?

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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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.



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 a wireless network at home right now and i'm sharing my printer through my desktop. What I want to do is make the printer a network printer without having to share it through the desktop so that i don't need to always have it on when i want to print from my laptop. I know print servers are more expensive than this, but i don't really know too much about this stuff and maybe someone can help me out. I know it says its a print server, but i just wanted to make sure and see if anyone has used something like this to make a printer a network printer on a wireless network. Thanks in advance.

A:Can i use this as a print server?

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I am trying to connect a wireless print server to an Actiontec M1000 Single Port Wireless DSL Modem. Currently The modem is hooked directly to a desktop computer. My equipmemt is

Desktop Computer that has no wireless card
2 laptops that can connect through wireless
Actiontec M1000 Single Port Wireless DSL Modem
Linksys Wireless-G PrintServer

My question is how can I hook the print server up so I can print from all three computers? Do I need to throw a router or switch into the mix? Can someone tell me the best way to hook everything up?

Thank you,


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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When I was on Telewest Blueyonder cable broadband, they provided me with a cable modem which I connected to a wireless router with built in print server. This meant that the PC that sat next to this router could be connected by ethernet to the router and print, and I could print from my laptop without needing the PC to be on or vice versa.

Now I've moved to Sky ADSL Broadband and they've supplied a combined wireless modem/router but no print server. In any case I wouldn't be able to use the print server as the router is downstairs next to the phone line whereas the printer is upstairs where the cable modem used to be.

I still have my wireless router set upstairs and I was wondering if there's a way that the two routers can talk to each other so that one delivers the Internet while the other can handle the printing? I've looked through the options on both modems and there's an endless list of different settings so I'm sure they must be able to do so much more than we aren't using them for.. It would save me having to buy extra equipment or having to turn on the PC every time I want to print from my laptop.

Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated!

A:Wireless Print Server

There's a nice way to connect them via ethernet. If that's the way you want to go one of us can post JohnWill's procedure for doing so.

If your wireless router with print server is one of the few that can be configured as a wireless bridge then that should work great for you. A wireless bridge connects to your Wi-Fi network and allows you to connect other devices to it via ethernet.

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Hi, I need help in setting up a print server on an NT machine. I have a printer connected to USB port of a desktop running NT.

I need to be able to print from a Mac to the printer connected to the NT machine.

I have already tried to 'share' the printer, I can print to this shared printer from another windows machine but not from a Mac.

Please Help, Thanks

A:Setting up print server on NT for Mac

Welcome to TSG!

It would help to know the exact versions/Service Pack of each OS.

Perhaps something from this article might help.


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I am running a TS farm with 8 servers (win2K8 X64). I have a seperate win2K8 print spooler defined and is running out of a VMWare virtual machine. I have 378 Printers distributed across the State.

I have an frequent problem although mostly centered on a few printers. When a job is spooled it hits the print queue of the print server and hangs. It shows a status of SPOOLING however there is no port assignment showing. Killing myself trying to figure out how this happens. Restart the print services and all runs fine (for awhile).

Other plagues are when a job spools out and hangs with a status of SPOOLING-PRINTING-SPOOLING.. of course this hangs up as well,.

One observation is that in several cases when the spool size is shown it always seems to hang about 100k short of a compelte job.

I'm looking for any answers.. dont care how goofy, crazy or insane they seem. I cant spend all day everyday deleting print jobs and restarting print spoolers.

Thanks in advance ..


A:Print Server Issues

Originally Posted by Bob Moody

I am running a TS farm with 8 servers (win2K8 X64). I have a seperate win2K8 print spooler defined and is running out of a VMWare virtual machine. I have 378 Printers distributed across the State.

I have an frequent problem although mostly centered on a few printers. When a job is spooled it hits the print queue of the print server and hangs. It shows a status of SPOOLING however there is no port assignment showing. Killing myself trying to figure out how this happens. Restart the print services and all runs fine (for awhile).

Other plagues are when a job spools out and hangs with a status of SPOOLING-PRINTING-SPOOLING.. of course this hangs up as well,.

One observation is that in several cases when the spool size is shown it always seems to hang about 100k short of a compelte job.

I'm looking for any answers.. dont care how goofy, crazy or insane they seem. I cant spend all day everyday deleting print jobs and restarting print spoolers.

Thanks in advance ..


This is way out of left field. I wonder if you created a file buffer before the print server if it would prevent the spolling hang? I had to do that for a file server once and still dont know why it worked.

Good luck mate and sorry I dont ahave something concrete


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A:Zot 525 Print Server Not Functioning

Please do not use all caps when posting this is considered the same as yelling and is also considered by some to be rude. What printer are you using? What are your system specs? Things such as Mobo, Processor, Ram, Video, OS, the usual. If you add your system specs to your Signature and you have other questions people can look at your system and help much easier.

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hi all

i am having a problem setting up a print server for a friend.
here are the details.
3 computers, all hard wired to a Dlink DIR-625 router.
1 Vista, 1 XP Pro, 1 XP Home
a Dlink DP-G321 print server is connected to the router.
the print server has 2 USB ports and these are connected to 2 HP printers.
i have installed the printer software on all the computers.
i am only able to print from the original machine that i did the printer server setup on.
i am no Network Guru, i am just trying to help someone who knows less than me
if anyone could point out any errors or omissions , i would greatly appreciate it.



A:router and print server help

It might be that the print server software can only be on one machine, though I have not used anything like that.

Is the printers showing in Printers and Faxes? And if so can you share them?

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I have a small network w/3 XP machines sharing a printer via a Netgear PS121 print server. All 3 print fine - to an HP PSC 950. Now I am trying to add a Vista computer. It is in the network OK, but cannot "see" the print server. I have the updated Vista driver for the PS121, but during the install I get the error that it cannot find the print server. I haven't tried it, but was wondering if I needed to connect the print server directly to the Vista computer for the intallation and then try finding it on the network. Netgear has not been a help w/this.

A:Print Server Troubles

Did you download the Vista package for this device from here? http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/ps121v2.asp
Could this be a firewall issue on the Vista computer? Disable ALL firewalls and see if that changes the situation. Can you see other computers in Network and Sharing Center on the Vista machine?

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I just purchased a Dlink DPR1250 print/scan server along with a Canon MF4150. I set up the printer with the server and the printer worked. The only problem was the the scanner portion of the server was not compatible with that device.

Does anyone know of a way I could do this? I am open to having the printer connected to a computer (running WinXP, unfortunately the linux server is in an inconvenient location) or even buying a new printer (must be a laser printer B/W, copier, fax and scanner max $300).

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

A:print/scan server

Well, the obvious suggestion is to contact D-Link and ask for the list of compatible printers. If they've tested 100 printers, there must be on in the list that would meet your criteria.

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I have three Windows XP computers on my home network, with two printers connected to the network by a Belkin wireless print server. My router is a Netgear WGT624 (v4). I believe the Belkin print server is no longer supported; I can't even find it anymore on the Belkin site.

I would like to upgrade two of our computers to Windows 7 (my wife's laptop isn't powerful enough and will have to stay with XP). But in order to do that I need to be able to print on at least one (preferably both) of my printers from the other machines when my main machine is turned off, as I can do now in XP with the Belkin print server.

Ideally I would like to use my current Belkin print server and my question is whether there's a way for me to use it on Win7. There's a post on the Netgear site that looks intriguing about how to manually add a print server under Windows, here:


Does anyone know if this or a similar procedure can work under Win7? I'm not afraid to get under the hood, but I need a reasonable expectation that one way or another I will be able to print

Alternatively, are there other print servers that would work? Are there routers that can accept connections to USB printers, and maybe even make an external USB hard drive available to all the machines on the network?

Thanks for any thoughts or solutions.

A:Print Server on Windows 7?

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I have an IOGear 2-port print server (GMFPSU22W6) that works like a gem when I have an ethernet connection with my Dell XPS M1330 notebook (Vista). I have 2 USB printers attached to the PS, and the IOGear PS Control Centre shows both when I'm wired. However, as soon as I go wireless (2wire residential gateway) the Control Centre no longer sees he print server. When I'm wireless I can see it in my Network list, I can ping it, and I can get to its control console via its IP address through Inernet Explorer. But, for some reason IOGear's Control Console won't see it. The puzzle is that I had a previous unit (that I fried updating new firmware) that worked flawlessly.

Any ideas?

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Does anyone know of a print server that works with Windows 8 mine is a soho worked great with windows 7 abut cant get it to work with 8 Thanks

A:USB Ethernet Print Server

Originally Posted by jbrownskunk

Does anyone know of a print server that works with Windows 8 mine is a soho worked great with windows 7 abut cant get it to work with 8 Thanks

What is a 'soho'? The printer? The print server?

What setup do you have between your server & printer?

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I am trying to install a WPS54GU2 print server but no luck, the initial set up does not even find the print server. I have tried both parallel and usb. The green lite for both parallel and usb are on, so the print server is finding the printer (hp 5550). I have double checked the cable set up. I don't know what else to do. The lite for the lan is showing green also. Running winxp. Please help don't know what else to do.


A:WPS54GU2 print server

Have you tried changing the intial setup to include all print servers not just new unconfigured print servers?

Also here is a link to the manual - ftp://ftp.linksys.com/pdf/wps54gu2_ug.pdf

In there in Appendix A it tells you how to force it back to factory defaults.

Also another questions are you using a wireless router or a WAP to connect to this Wireless print server? Is this linksys as well or another brand are you using encryption of any kind?

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Just a quick question, maybe someone will know.

Is it possible to hook a usb hub into the usb port on the back of a wireless print server and have more than one USB printer plugged into the print server?

I have a linksys wireless USB 2.0 PrintServer, but it only has one usb connection on the back, but I have two USB printers, and neither one has a parallel port on the back.


A:USB Hub and Wireless Print Server

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