Posted on 2009-05-19
I am trying to connect an HP Laserjet 2050x to our network using a Belkin Wireless G all in one print server. I have setup the print server to connect to the wireless network and attached the printer. the printer is then installed on the windows 2003 server and shared. This all works fine then for a while but eventually the printer will simply stop working, it will show up on the print server as disconnected, when i refresh the print server it shows as unknown printer. rebooting the printer and the print server will then allow me to connect the printer again using the belkin software however any jobs submitted to it will continue to fail untill the server is rebooted. this is not an acceptable solution as it can take upto an hour to get 1 printer working again not to mention the network down time. Can anyone give me some advice on this? can the belkin print server be used in this way? is there somethin i can do to get the printer working again after resetting the print server that doesnt involve a server reboot?