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"Out of paper" message

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by nerdmeier, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. nerdmeier

    nerdmeier Network Guru Member

    We have an old Win98se Gateway desktop, a VERY old Win 95 486 desktop, and an old Win 98 Sony Vaio laptop running through a Linksys WRT54GS router. The Gateway and the 486 are cat5 cabled and the laptop is connected via a Linksys WPC54GS. Also connected to the router via cable is a Linksys WPS54GU2 print server with an Epson Stylus Color 600 connected to the server via a parallel port. The Win95 486 desktop is not connected to the print server because the server software does not support Win95.

    This setup has performed well for years.

    We recently reformatted and reinstalled the Win98 OS on the laptop to clean out all the olde sludge that had accumulated over the years.

    Everything has gone well up until we tried to reinstall the software for the printer and server on the laptop. We should point out that we did the original install of the printer and server a few years ago without incident.

    When we try to send a print job to the printer from the laptop we get a message telling us that the printer is “Out of paperâ€. (The printer is NOT out of paper – and print jobs sent from the desktop computer print just fine.) The printer works normally from the Win98se Gateway desktop. We can access the WPS54GU2 from either the laptop or the desktop using its IP address. And the laptop can send a “check nozzle†command to the printer successfully so we know the laptop is communicating at some level with the server and the printer. But any normal printing command sent to the printer from the laptop generates the “Out of paper†response.

    We’ve un-installed and re-installed the printer and it’s software on the laptop and un-installed and re-installed the server software on the laptop – but the results are the same.

    Any suggestions?

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