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Print Server not assigned an IP address

I just bought a "new" print server off eBay. It is a Osicom NETPrint 10/100 Elite

Every time i try to connect it to the network the orange light comes on indicating a network error.

I have checked the network cable w/ my laptop -- it works just fine.

It seems that I cant get the DHCP server on my Linksys Router to assign the Print Server an IP address.

Anyone have any ideas?

-Ian
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plimpiasCommented:
Go to the menu of the printer and print the configuration menu. You should be able to find the ip address information (its probably static). Then you can change the ip on your laptop and connect to the printer via http and change the ip to what you want.
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ijfAuthor Commented:
but shouldnt the IP address show up in the clients table of my router?

maybe i wasnt clear enough to begin with. The printer is hooked to the external stand alone print server which is connected to the network. The instructions for the print server say i need to assign the print server an IP address using my network server, but isnt my network server my router? so how do i take the MAC address of the print server and force the router to assign it an IP address?

wow . . . now I'm confused!

-Ian
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plimpiasCommented:
ok..what make is the print server? you will need to get the software for the print server and configure it using snmp protocol.  Its not waiting for an ip address so it won't show up in the router. Give me the make and model of the external print server and i'll give u directions.
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ijfAuthor Commented:
Osicom NETPrint 10/100 Elite
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ijfAuthor Commented:
and the printer is: HP LaserJet 6P
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LimeSMJCommented:
The Osicom device is probably setup with an old static IP and other custom configs.

Goto: ftp://ftp.osicom.biz/manuals/Print_servers/NetPrint_10-100/APPENE.html  (I am assuming this is the model you have... please double check).

That doc will tell you how to reset the device back to the factory defaults (which by the way will re-enable DHCP if it was turned off).

Good luck.
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plimpiasCommented:
Here is a tool that will allow you to configure the print server and reset it
You will need the IPX/SPX protocol install. go to your local are connections properties and hit add. Add the IPX/SPX protocol. This tools will allow you to manage and set settings on your print server.

ftp://ftp.osicom.biz/pub/printservers/Windows/NSBrowse.zip


Good Luck,...let us know
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plimpiasCommented:
Installing IPX/SPX protocol

On the desktop, right-click Network Neighborhood, and then click Properties.
In the Network and Dial-up Connections dialog box, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click Install. In the Select Network Component Type dialog box, click Protocol, and then click Add.
In the Select Network Protocol dialog box, click NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol, and then click OK.
In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, double-click NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol
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ijfAuthor Commented:
plimpias' link led me to the right location . . . dont know why i couldnt find it before . . . but the program he linked to was not the one I needed.

The one I needed ended up being NTBootP.exe and following the instructions of the txt file associated with it.

That allowed me to assign an IP address to the print server (although i might add that it still doesnt know on the router -- how that works i dont know)

from there i found you can either use the windows xp wizard to install a new local tcp/ip printer port or download another utility called p-to-p (peer to peer) that will find the printer and create the port for you. Install the printer on the port, and print away.

-Ian
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plimpiasCommented:
Excellent Glad could help you get in the right direction
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