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Different problem - I can see the PS but that's all!

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by dfioc, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. dfioc

    dfioc Guest

    am trying to install a Linksys WPS54GU2 to my home network. I'm using a Linksys WRT54G as my access point/router. The printer I'm trying to share is a Lexmark 6170 all-in-one. I use 64 bit WEP encryption. Here's what I've done:
    1. Hooked up PS per instructions (and yes, I did RTFM);
    2. Powered up the PS;
    3. Ran set-up wizard using PC/Administrator;
    4. PS was recognized on the network and I was able to change passwords and make necessary encyption changes;
    5. Hit Save setting buttons in Set-up Wizard and get "attempt failed-device not found" from the wizard!
    6. Installed BIAdmin Utility from CD;
    7. Ran utility. PS located on network but when I want to save any changes, I get "network busy or device not found" message;
    8. Ran web-based utility. PS located on network but when I try to save any changes, utility freezes up.

    I checked all through the manual and could not find anything that would help.

    Anyone have any suggestions? I hope I don't have a $150 paperweight on my hands.
     
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The Web setup is problematic with the WPS54GU2. The all on one printer is not supported by the WPS54GU2 and you should return the unit if you want to use the all in one printer. All in one printers are too complex to support.

    I would connect the printserver directly to you network for infrastructure mode or computer for ad-hoc mode for initial setup after resetting it to factory default settings by pressing the reset button. Use the Bi-admin utility to set it up.

    After you have found the printserver and selected it , select the main on the menu bar and select configure... . You will prompted for a password. The default password is "admin' in lower case.

    On the "system" tab you should change the password and configure the prinserver to use the correct communications protocols and click the "OK" control button.

    You will get an hourglass signifying that it is saving your settings, wait and you should be prompted for your new password, which you should enter.

    Next select the TCP/IP tab. The default is to use the prinserver as a DHCP client, if you want to use a static address. enter it, your subnet mask is usually 255.255.255.0 and enter your gateway address and click the "Ok" controlbutton.

    You should get a hourglass.

    Now select the "Wireless" and enter your "SSID", the channel, infrastructure or ad-hoc mode and your encryption. The encryption either "WEP" or disabled. You should use some type of encription and it must match the setting on your router and/or your computer. Make certian the key length is the same. Do not use the passphase, if you are using anything other than a Linksys router or access point, since passphase implemenations are different between manufacturers. Linksys uses hex keys, so if you use another brand of access points or routers make certain you have selected hex.

    The WPS54GU2 only supports WEP" and does not support WPA-PSK.

    Click the "OK" control button and the you should get an hourglass.

    You should set setup the printer ports next on the printserver, there are two physical ports the first is the parallel port and the second is the USB2 port. There are six logical ports, which must be mapped to the physical ports. They allow you to select landscape, or portrait, paper size etc. Clck the "OK" control button to save your setting.

    Next select the "Init Device" tab and initialize the printserver ans select reset device.

    The next thing you have to do is to disconnect the printserver from your network or PC and power it down for at least thirty seconds. Power it back up without it being connected to your network or PC.

    The WLAN LED should blink, which means your printserver is connected to your wireless network.

    The Web setup as I said is problematic and does does not work well.

    If you want WPA-PSK encryption, you are out of luck. Only the newer WPS54G has WPA-PSK and only WPA-PSK TKIP, if you have firmware version 6046.

    You should always broadcast your SSID, since the printserver works better with the broadcast enabled.
     

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