print server problem?

August 30, 2011 at 03:56:00
Specs: Windows XP, 2gb
I have connected a print server (Edimax) to my router and given it a fixed IP address of 192.168.0.20.
I can ping this IP address from my computer. However, when I try to print a test page it gives the error:
The port to which the printer is connected is not supported.
Check the port.

I tried connecting it through the Add printer wizard and selecting local printer, then connect via TCP/IP, I also tried using the printserver port but it won;t connect.
ANy ideas how to print through it?

The printer is connected to the print server via USB.

I get no output at all:

C:\Documents and Settings\J>ping 192.168.0.20

Pinging 192.168.0.20 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.0.20: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.20: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.20: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.20: bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=128

C:\Documents and Settings\J>dir > 192.168.0.20

C:\Documents and Settings\J>dir > lpt1

C:\Documents and Settings\J>


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#1
August 30, 2011 at 13:10:29
Do you have printer sharing turned on on the server?

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#2
August 30, 2011 at 13:44:05
It's a print server, it's not sharing printers through other computers...AFAIK print sharing is not necessary for that.

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#3
August 30, 2011 at 14:37:25
Print sharing is exactly for that. I don't know how it works on a prorprietary device like the Edimax but when you set up a Windows printer server, Print sharing has to be on for each device or it doesn't work.

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#4
August 30, 2011 at 15:18:46
But you don;t share a printer, you just access a TCP/IP network device through a port on the computer. There's nothing to share is there as the computers connect to a print server and that send the info onto the printer.

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#5
August 30, 2011 at 18:45:50
Ok, again I haven't worked with that device but on a normal computer driven print server, you have to share it out. Yes, you are sharing that printer to other computers.

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#6
August 30, 2011 at 23:04:04
The print server is attached via the router.....sharing is only needed if the printer is locally connected to the computer/server. If you go into printers and devices and right click on your printer, and get into the printer properties. in "PORTS" tab, uncheck whatever is currently listed for your printer. Add a port and select tcp/ip, and enter the print servers address of 192.168.0.20. You send the print job to the print server and it finds and sends the job to the printer. See if that works. Does the print server have options to install a printer, it may need the usb driver. I had a net gear and it was very fussy to get functioning when I switched to windows 7.

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#7
August 30, 2011 at 23:36:08
That's exactly what I did and chose to install a driver too.
I can ping 192.168.0.20 but it never sends anything to the printer.
I tried issuing the command of dir>lpt1 and there was no output at all.

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#8
September 1, 2011 at 02:43:10
any other ideas to try?

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#9
September 1, 2011 at 06:34:41
check here might be helpfull to you...http://www.print-server-reviews.com/print-server-resources/print-server-setup-troubleshooting.html

please reply back if that resolve...


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#10
September 1, 2011 at 07:03:44
That tutorial covers pinging the print server, which I can do...it just won't print to the printer through the port/TCPIP I setup.

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