cannot get print server to function on home network>>>

Posted on 2004-04-18
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Last Modified: 2008-08-16
I have a home network set up as follows:
DSL through a 2wire homeprtal 1000hw.
The ethernet cable from the 2wire goes into a 3c16406 ps hub 40- 24 port router (I know- it's old, but I got it for cheap)
From the hub, I have 4 computers and 1 linksys 54g wireless gateway connected and I have 1 speedstream ss2604 with a print server plugged in, all on the same segment of the 3c hub.

The computers work fine. the linksys wireless works flawlessly.

I can't get the print server to work at all. When I go into the 2 wire, I can see all of the other computers, but not the speed stream or the linksys. Again, the linksys works fine. Just can't print through the print server.
I've run the print server setup disk (on one computer at this stage).
the print server is known to work.  
I can get into the 3c hub through hyperterm cli to change settings if need be.
I was able to go 2wire to speed stream to linksys and see everything and print from a network computer. because I needed more ports, I added the 3c hub.
As you can see, I'm certainly no network expert, but I have either the 3c hub or the speedstream router/prtsrvr configured wrong.
I would appreciate any help anyone could offer on this...   thanks
Question by:hardstarburst
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Expert Comment

ID: 10858280
hi there

Is the printer identified by IP address. ? can you ping the IP Address.

Pls. give more details on how your IP network setup looks like..

Author Comment

ID: 10860888
the print server (speedstream ss 2604) does have an(default) ip , but cannot ping. Since I have dhcp turned off, shouldn't the 2 wire be assigning the ip's to all the devices? I guess i'll need to remove it from the net, plug directectly into it and see if i'm putting in the correct ip. Again, when the linksys router is functioning normally, you cannot see it on the 2wire. you can only see the pc's...  i'm oout of time for now. I will get more info and post back later this evening. thanks

Accepted Solution

cooledit earned 750 total points
ID: 10887369
Hi again sorry for the late reply

Is the Printers IP within the range of the Network setup

could you provide the IP addresses here to check what could be wrong.

What happens if you plug the printer directly into the PC I'm not sure you might need a crossover cable ?.

Author Comment

ID: 11653763
This project has died on the vine.
I went another route.  You get the points for the help. time to close this out...

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