Netgear WGPS606 print server will not find IP

Netgear Wgps606 wireless print server w/...
October 8, 2010 at 07:53:35
Specs: Windows XP
We recently switched our internet company from Cox to Verizon. It has a wireless router. We have 5 wireless laptops that share 1 Officejet 6210 all-in-one printer with a wireless Netgear WGPS606 print server.It worked fine for years with Cox but now I get as far as setting the IP address and it tells me it can't find it. It is supposed to find it automatically. I have reset the router to factory settings, thinking that would do the trick. Didn't. I am ready to throw it out the window at this point. I have been searching the internet for answers and now am quite confused as to which IP address it needs. Also the submask? Whatever that is. Help!

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#1
October 8, 2010 at 08:24:19
What ip address has the router?
What ip address have the workstations?
(are the in the same subnet?)

When you have resetted the router to it's factory default settings, have you setup the printer in the router settings again, because all former settings are lost, when resetting to factory defaults.

Can you ping the router from a workstation?

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#2
October 8, 2010 at 08:40:19
How do I find out the router IP vs. the workstations?

I don't know what you mean by ping. While going through the setup, my laptop was recognizing the print server.

And I believe the answer is yes, I went through the setup with the printer. It recognized the printer.


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#3
October 8, 2010 at 08:52:07
In the routers setup, you should find the ip address, the router is using.
Or, at a workstation, click Start / Run and type CMD.
Then type
ipconfig /all
The default gateway entry should reflect your router, the ip address entry is the ip address, currently assigned to your computer.
E.g.:
ip address: 192.168.1.50
gateway: 192.168.1.1

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#4
October 8, 2010 at 09:18:37
Router IP: 169.254.129.17
Computer IP: 192.168.1.3
subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

Does that sound right?


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#5
October 8, 2010 at 09:31:02
Nope that would not be right.

Router ip should be your gateway and would be in the 192.168.1.x subnet. Usually it would be 192.168.1.1

Let us make sure what we are working with here

Go to Run and type cmd then hit enter.

In the black box type ipconfig /all >test.txt [note the space between g and / and all and >]
type exit to exit the cmd prompt

Bring up search and search for test.txt
Once found double click on it to open it
Select all and then select copy.

Paste the results here for review.


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#6
October 8, 2010 at 09:33:14
I had this information before, I wanted to make sure it was correct. When I put those numbers in it comes back with: "the print server IP is invalid" Possible reasons:

1. This print server's IP address conflicts with another computer's IP address.
Please select a new IP address for your print server.

2. This print server's IP address is not the same subnet as the router. Please specify an IP address with the same subnet as your router.

I don't know how it conflict with another computer since this is the only one attached.


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#7
October 8, 2010 at 09:37:28
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : D8RPY5F1

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-23-B3-FA-AA

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.129.17

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-60-BF-15-0A

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

71.243.0.12

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, October 08, 2010 10:05:55 AM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, October 09, 2010 10:05:55 AM


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#8
October 8, 2010 at 10:58:26
You should disable the nic in lan connections [right mouse click and choose disable] since you are using wireless. This way you won't get the 169.x.x.x ip.

I would suggest you go into your printer properties and then ports and tell us what port is being used for printing and its configuration.

What is the Netgear WGPS606 print server set to for ip address now?
Can you access it?


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#9
October 8, 2010 at 11:34:22
Since I reset it, I assume it's what the manual states it is :192.168.0.102 with the Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0.

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#10
October 8, 2010 at 12:37:08
You have two options;
change the ip subnet on the router
or
change the ip subnet on the printer.

Which would you like to do?


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#11
October 8, 2010 at 12:42:39
Does it matter? I have been trying to access the print server by typing the IP address(192.168.0.102) into my browser to access it so I can change it. It's not working. When you say router, do you mean the print router or the internet router?

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#12
October 8, 2010 at 14:27:53
You can not get to x.x.0.x when you are in x.x.1.x

Option1:

Go into your tcp/ip properties and assign yourself a static ip of
192.168.0.100
255.255.255.0
no gateway

NOW try browsing to 192.168.0.102. You should be successful. Change the print servers ip to 192.168.1.102. Then change your ip back to using automatically assigned.

Then you would look at the printer port via printer properties and if doing lpr printing [which is what you usually do when printing to a print server] change the port from 192.168.0.102 to 192.168.1.102


********** OR **********

Option2:

change the routers lan to be xxx.xxx.0.x
To do so you would logon to the router.
Go the the dhcp server and change the scope to x.x.0.x from x.x.1.x
Change the gateway/router ip to 192.168.0.1
Save and restart the router.
Then restart your pc after the router is fully up

Now the printer, router and pcs will all be in the correct subnet


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#13
October 9, 2010 at 07:11:24
I think I have to go with option 2. My computer will not let me change my network settings. I googled how to do that and all the instructions say I go into "network connections" and "status". Then click the "support tab". I don"t have a support Tab. all that shows up is "general".

Now, help me out here, I know very little about this stuff. How do I log on to my router?


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#14
October 10, 2010 at 12:32:13
Well, I fixed it! Someone told me to try putting the old router in series with the new one and Viola' ! It worked! I don't know why it worked maybe the static IP address? Thanks for your help, I learned a lot.

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#15
October 10, 2010 at 13:33:56
By putting your old router in place you got back to your original subnet which is why it works. What we wanted to do was change your printer subnet to match your new one.

You added a hop and overhead to your access to the internet. Not a choice I would make especially when you encounter issues in the future.


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