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Installing Laser Printer using a router and print server

Posted on 2006-07-13
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I'm attempting to install a HP LaserJet 1100A printer on a desktop and I'm unsure of how to get the computer to recognize it.  I have a slight idea of how but need to get it done for a friend and in a hurry...no time for experimentation!

Here's the way the system is set up:

I have DSL internet service and, the modem, print server, and a Dlink wireless router are connected to a Linksys Firewall router.  THe 1100A is connected to the printer server via its LPT print port coonnector.

I have the computer connected to the network via a DLink wireless adapter and the internet works well.  I just need to know where to go and what to do to get the 1100A recognized and up and running....

If more info is necessary, please request.  I want to get this resolved ASAP.

Thanks.

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First you need to know the ip adress of the print server (mostly there's a button on the print server which you have to hold for a few seconds, this will print a setup page).
Then do the following on the computer:
*open printers and faxdevices
*add printer
* choose local printer and UNCHECK the automatically plug and play detect...
*NEXT
*check to make a new port, choose standard tcp/ip port
*NEXT
*follow the new wizzard and enter the ip adres of the print server.

That should do it!
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by:nttranbao
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Or you can browse to the print server, after configure the printer to be recognized by the print Server. And you will find somewhere the link Install this printer ( or similar).

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by:Jman257
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Would the print server be found under network adapters in Device Manager?
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by:jcdesign4u
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no it won't be found in the device manager.
But you can acces the printserver by typing in the ip adress in an internet browser.
It's also recommended to set a static ip on the printer.
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