I definitely need some help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tstrike, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. tstrike

    tstrike Network Guru Member

    I have a WPS54G Print Server.

    For my Win2k AS server, it has the printer driver installed. No problem there.

    For Windows XP machines the printer driver is already part of the operating systems but the print server driver seems not to be able to find it.

    How can I force this recognition. This printer is a HP DeskJet 895se.

    I am connecting using USB. The Win2k AS server connects via wireless just fine.
  2. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    Sorry, what exactly is the problem?
  3. hookerxy

    hookerxy Network Guru Member

    Yeah it's not easy to understood.

    If the XP box is directly connected to the printer via USB but doesn't recognize the printer.

    - Check if Plug&Play Service is running, you can't stop it. But if it's
    deactivated it wont start.
    - Restart the Printer and PrintServer and try to recognize the printer

    If you want to access from XP to the printer via Network try this:

    - Install the Printer manually, no plug and play to you LPT1 port
    (I dosn't matter if it doesn't exist there, but please don't print a
    test page ;) )
    - Then change the Port according to W2k Box to LPR or TCP IP port.
    x.x.x.x.x_1 or x.x.x.x._2

    I don't know nothing about WPS54G, but this is the way, I get it in past working with other printer server boxes.
  4. tstrike

    tstrike Network Guru Member

    The problem is that non of the other systems on my home network can recognize the printer ..... and since the driver is reported already in Windows XP I cant install the printer driver manually.

    Hopefully this clears things up... let me reexamine and try to articulate a bit better..
  5. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    To install a new driver:

    Open Printers & Fax then right click on the printer and open the Properties.

    On the Advanced tab click the New Driver button.

    Does that solve your problem?
  6. BraytonAK

    BraytonAK Network Guru Member

    Easy. Set up a static IP on the WPS54G. Then, just install the printer as a Local printer (no PnP Detection). When the wizard asks which port, select New -> TCP/IP. Provide the wizard with the IP address of the WPS54G. Continue on with the installation. If the driver is part of Windows and shows up in the list, use it. Choose the Default Printer option you need and print the test page.

    Windows doesn't NEED to know that it's going to a Print Server. In this scenario, Windows is printing to a TCP/IP Address that will accept the print job.

    That's it.
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