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D-LINK DP-300U Printer Server (2 parallel, 1 usb)

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  I am attempting to setup a D-LINK Print Server... It's been in the box for over a year, maybe two and I just cracked the seal yesterday.  The default IP is 192.168.0.10 however I am unable to discover the unit on the network.  I have setup the router to the correct IP and subnet (which is 255.255.255.0 as recommended), I have also tried a cross over cable linking the Print Server directly to my laptop.  I have tested the voltage out of the transformer and it is 5v as stated on the unit and xfmr.

   I am at a loss... it mentions IPX protocols as well as TCP/IP and I'm wondering if by default it uses IPX instead (it doesn't say this but I have tried everything else).  I know in the past, when setting up a print server that they can be rather flaky or stubborn so that's why I haven't scrapped it yet.

   btw, I have tried accessing via the print server software that came with it as well as 192.168.0.10 through IE.

   Any idea or suggestions are welcome!  I hate to toss it out because it's worth $60-$70 bucks if I have to replace it.

Thanks, Rich
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by:JamesTX10
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Hi bigricky,
When you tried the server connected right to your laptop did you get a link light?
I would guess that TCP/IP would be the default. You could try resetting the device to factory defaults and see if you can get a connection then.

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the only light that comes on is the power light.  I have tried known good cat-5 jumpers, tried with the router, without the router and with a cross-over cable.  the darn thing needs a reset button or something.  from what I can see, to reapply factory defaults, you must be able to connect to it.
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If you never get a link light in the connection then the device might have been DOA. Did you try just a jumper to your laptop rather then the cross over cable?
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by:bigricky
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I think you're right James... I guess my good deal 2 years ago wasn't such a good deal afterall.  I remember getting screwed on the rebate too.
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