Using a DLINK (DP301p+) for AS/400 Printing

Posted on 2005-04-09
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I've recently installed two Dlink DP301p+ print servers.  The devices (and printers) work fine when printing from a windows application so I know they are configured correctly.  However, I am unable to get AS/400 printing to work to either printer through the DLINK print server.

I do have AS/400 TCP/IP printing working on a 3rd printer which has a integrated NIC, however the two smaller printers with the DLINK will not.

Printer #1 is a Lexmark E320 and Printer #2 is a HP DJ 870cxi.

I've tried dozens of combinations in the device description already.  When the writer starts on the AS/400 it definitely can "see" the devices.  When I look at the status screen on the DLINK I can see that the AS/400 is sending packets to it but after a few minutes the writer dies.  

There are no helps at IBM or DLINK for setting this up correctly.  Any advice?
Question by:EdwardCountryman
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    by:theo kouwenhoven
    Hi  EdwardCountryman,

    you wrote: "...I've tried dozens of combinations in the device description already"

    did you already tryed to skip the divice descripton and us a remote outq.
    just create an outq and specify the IP-address of the printer.
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    Hi Edward,

    The problem might be with the port number used by DLINK is different.
    Please check, what's the port number used by DLINK, and change in device description accordingly.
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    I would always start with a remote output queue before trying a device description. Much less to go wrong, much more generic. When that works, a device description and a second outq can be created using what's been learned. Both outqs can be used at the same time.

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    This configuration works for most of our printers, I know you said you tryed a bunch of configurations so you may have already used this combination.

    CRTDEVPRT DEVD(DLINK)                  

    If that does not work try adding



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