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    I just bought a linksys wireless print server and it is not going too well. It does not recognize my printer and doesn't appear to get an IP address from my router. Does anyone know the default IP so I can jusut plug the ethernet cable into my laptop and try to configure the wireless network, It must not be set to dhcp and I can't find a way to get into the device to configure it

    thanks

  • #2
    Re: Linksys Wireless print server

    Without the model number we can't really provide much help. Have you looked at the label on the underside of the unit and have you read the documentation? I'd be very surprised if there isn't a getting started guide included with it, and available from the manufacturer's website.

    As for not getting assigned an IP address, it's possible that in its factory state it does not obtain an address using DHCP. Have you scanned your subnet and checked your router's list of attached devices?

    As for the printer not being recognised, what model printer is it? Have you checked with the printserver manufacturer to see if it's supported? Have you tried swapping the cable? Is the printer known to work when connected directly to a computer?

    Are you connecting it to your network wirelessly? Check your wireless access point - most will show a list of the wireless stations that are connected. Check that the printersever supports the encryption standard you are using (in order of preference - WPA2, WPA, WEP).
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    • #3
      Re: Linksys Wireless print server

      I think they are 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. Give them a try.
      I have to agree with gforceindustries though, I know I got a quick start sheet with mine.
      cheers
      Andy

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      • #4
        Re: Linksys Wireless print server

        Model Number is wpsm54g

        Yes I have tested the printer and it prints fine when connected to the computer when I run the wizard and plug it into the print server it never detects it. I have tried it with an At&t router and the print server never shows up on the device list when plugged in and I have tried with my linksys router and it doesn't get an address either that is why I was trying to access the wireless portion of theunit and configure it myself but I haven't been able to . It comes with a utility that uses a URL but it presumes it has an IP address and my unit is not getting one that is why I am posting. The Printer is a HP laser 6500 and according to everything i read it is supported. This looked real easy for my office but I'm beginning to think it isn't

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        • #5
          Re: Linksys Wireless print server

          Sounds like a warranty return then.

          If you decide to go with another model, I would strongly recommend against the Netgear WGPS606 and the Edimax PS-3207U. I'm not saying avoid those brands altogether, but my personal experience with those specific models was very disappointing. Three WGPS606 units have all failed to stay up for more than a few days before needing a reboot (sometimes several) to restore functionality, and the PS-3207U client software was written for Win9x. All but one of those crashed regularly too. Now I opt for D-Link DP-301Us (whatever you go for, if you're deploying them in a network it makes life much simpler if as many as possible are the same model) and I've not had a single problem.
          Last edited by gforceindustries; 10th November 2008, 22:36.
          Gareth Howells

          BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

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          "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

          "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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          • #6
            Re: Linksys Wireless print server

            Just in case, with the printer plugged in, press and hold the reset button for 3 seconds. This should print a status page
            as per
            http://www3.nohold.net/noHoldCust56/...tatsid=4577747

            then clicking the
            To set a static IP address on the Linksys PrintServer, click here bit.
            cheers
            Andy

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            • #7
              Re: Linksys Wireless print server

              Andy, thanks for the link I tried that and nothing happened, I think I got a bad unti

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              • #8
                Re: Linksys Wireless print server

                Did you follow the instructions in the quick install?
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                • #9
                  Re: Linksys Wireless print server

                  Yes that was the first thing I tried

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