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Printing to a print server over Cisco 1230AG wireless workgroup bridge

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I have two cisco 1230AG's setup as basic access points and one setup as a workgroup bridge. In all the cisco examples of how a WGB works it shows the WGB access point plugged into a switch and then other wired network computers plugged into the switch. What I'm doing is using a crossover cable and plugging directly into a netgear PS101 print server (parallel) to drive a label printer. I have used this combination many times before in a non-wireless setup with any serious problems.
The WGB ap is associated with the root access point and I can ping the printer server, I just can't get it to print. I've compared all the printer setting to identical printers on the network and everything is the same. The PS101 is setup on a WS2003 as a custom tcp/ip port using LPR. Since I can see the print server but it won't print, I'm guessing there is a setting or protocol that I need to enable on the ap's but the 1230's have so many options (x2 with the AP and WGB) so I was hoping someone could narrow the search.
I can post the configs of the devices if needed, they are just setup very basic for testing with no encryption, just static IP's an SSID and the network role. TIA..

-Ralph
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Don't use a crossover cable. Use a regular straight through one. :)
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Sweet. worked great when I swapped the cable. It must be all the auto-x switches and such because I've never ran into a situation before where I could ping a device that was mis-wired.
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