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Discussion in 'Computer Peripherals & Consumables' started by DustySox, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. DustySox

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    Hi,

    I have a D-link dsl G604t wireless ADSL router, which enables me to connect to the internet, along with my laptop and other pc upstaires. This all works well.

    Now, heres the problem I brought a Epsom photot R300 printer yesterday loaded software on all three pc's which all works fine if connected via usb. In my wisdom I also brought a Belkin print server thinking i could use all pc's to print wireless. I have installed, and all seems fine. The only connection is usb from print server to printer (assuming that no other connections are needed due to wireless connection). I can't print at all from any pc at all. I have enabled printer sharing in printer properties. Is there anything else i need to look at?

    As this is driving me nuts!!!

    ATB

    Darren
     
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    You have to find out what the IP address is of the print server. If you have the skills make this a reserved address in your DHCP server. Otherwise configure it wit a static address.

    Once you have done this you need to add another printer. Select Local printer and click next. Select Create a new port and then, from the drop down list, select Standard TCP/IP Port. Assuming it is turned on click next. Enter the IP address and click next.

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  3. DustySox

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    Hi Dave

    When I "hit" the reset button on the print server it prints off a congratulations report, which details all info,

    as follows

    Network connection:
    Ethernet MAC address............
    WLAN MAC address...............
    DHCP client (which is disabled btw)...............
    IP address.............................
    subnet Mask...................
    gateway IP address..................

    then
    Wireless Network..........
    WLAN mac address............
    SSAD..............
    Network type..............
    WEP............
    wireless status............

    Printing service..........
    FTP printing...........
    RAW printing............
    RAW TCP/IP printin...........
    RAW PCP/IP printing port number..............

    I hasven't filled in the answers to the above, as not sure if that is wise.

    But from the above info does this give me answers to what you mentioned in your post?

    Kind regards

    Darren
     
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    Did the print server come with a manual? If not, I suggest you enable DHCP and take it from there. Configure the router to reserve that address.

    Let me know how you get on

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    Hi Dave

    I don't believe this, I went to manufacturers website after reading about various problems from people who have also brought this product, I was just about ready the throw in the towel when i downloaded latest drivers and.........bingo it works!!! Even on the laptop as well. I've yet to try it on third pc, but so far, i'm chuffed to bits.

    I really thought I was getting out of my depth Thankyou for your advice.

    kind regards

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    Glad to hear you got it sorted

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