WPS54G & WRT54GX4 - No Wireless Print Server?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by lakingz, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. lakingz

    lakingz Network Guru Member

    Purchased the WPS54G wireless print server. Downloaded latest firmware (6049) and drivers, installed and followed directions as directed. When I powered down the print server, disconnected the CAT5 cable and powered back on, I get no wireless communication from the print server. The wireless light is on, but nothing communicates. cannot ping the print server from any computer. Spent an hour with Linksys Tech Support, no solutions, kept on hold too long.

    I have one PC connected wired to my WRT54GX4 router and connect wirelessly with one laptop. When I connect the CAT5 cable to the print server and back to the router, everything works fine. The PC can see the printer and print and the laptop can see printer and print. I am somewhat content keeping this configuration, but shouldn't the WPS54G be able to communicate wirelessly??? Isn't that why it's a wireless print server? What did I miss?
  2. WPS54G & WRT54GX4 - No Wireless Print Server?

    I have this same problem. It works fine if I leave the cat 5 cable attached. I haven't a clue as to what could be wrong. :cry:
  3. smvb

    smvb Network Guru Member

    I also cannot connect wirelessly. I'm trying to connect to a WAP54G, however. It works fine when it is connected by ethernet to the BEFSR41. I've tried using the web interface to configure it, the BiAdmin utility, and the SetupWizard (which generates the error No Connect). Anyone have a solution?
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    If you have it wired to your network, power the WPS54G down and up after disconnectint the wired ethernet connection. The WPS54G does not support simutaneous wire can wireless connections.
  5. dryheat

    dryheat Network Guru Member

    My WPS54G works fine as a wireless printserver. The olny hardwired connections to the printserver are power and a USB cable that connects to the printer. I am not able to look at the configuration right now since I an connect with my VPN. Will check later and post my configuration settings.
  6. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Somw VPN clients allow access to local resources such as printers, if you logon to a domain it depends on the group policies on the domain, since they supercede local policies.
  7. smvb

    smvb Network Guru Member

    lakingz: I found that my problem was the firmware in my access point needed to be updated. You might see if there is an update available for your wireless router. My print server works with my WAP54G beautifully now after upgrading from 2.07 to 3.04.
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