Wireless G Printer Server for USB 2 set up

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by olive, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. olive

    olive Guest

    Hi everybody!

    I recently purchased Wireless G Print Server for USB 2.0 to hook up to my home network. It took me 4 days to finally get this working--what a freakin'g pain in the a--!! I followed Linksys' instructions to the letter, but to no avail. I read the manual from cover to cover at least 2 times to make sure I was not skipping any important step. I called Linksys Support for help, but was utterly useless and a waste of time. None of the trouble shooting steps he advised me to do worked. Needless to say, the problem was never resolved with that phone call--he told me to try using another computer and call back after I download the printer driver on my other computer, this did not work either. I didn't call back, so I decided that I was going to try to figure this out on my own. I researched my problem on Google and I found a customer's review on Amazon regarding a Linksys Wireless-B Print Server. He noted step-wise how he configured his print server not using Linksys' instructions. I tried it and it worked like a charm. This is not the first time that I had a problem with Linksys installation instructions. It is so frustrating to buy something and discover the installation instructions not work. Don't get me wrong, all my networking products are Linksys and I am happy with them. I think that they should do a better job of making sure that their instructions work and if not provide a customer support that has the answer or solution. I am pretty computer literate and I can read, if the instructions don't work after attempting a 100 times (exaggeration), it's not me, it's the poorly written technical manual.
  2. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    i've just added a print server to the SL54GS firmware and setting up the printer is a snap. i think Linksys's instructions can be a little convoluted at times
  3. ofbarea

    ofbarea Network Guru Member

    Did you get a WPS54G print server?

    Now that your´s working check if you need a frimware upgrade:

    At the end I configured my print server as a Lan Manager Network Printer port. To facilitate its administartion I use static DHCP IP address for it. It took a while for it to work properlly but now I very hapy with it.
  4. kuataneto

    kuataneto Network Guru Member

    Question to ofbarea

    Are you using WinXP SP2?.

    I did the same but when printer is off, the printers page on Windows says that the printer is being deleted. Finally it doesn´t happend it works OK but i am curious about it.


  5. 802tech

    802tech Network Guru Member

    Personally I think Linksys installation instructions are not detailed enough.
    For someone who does not know much about computers/networking I would not recoment buying Linksys because the instructions Linksys gives is not detailed enough.
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