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Hi

I would like to be able to use my DLink DSL-G604T router for wired
connections to my personal pc (this works), my business laptop (this works
too) and a networked laser printer (this does not work). I have spoken with
DLink who say this can be done by assigning an IP address to the printer,
but that they do not support or advise futher on this subject.

can anyone help please?

dataea66@yahoo.co.uk

cheers

dave




Re: Router printing


dave wrote:

> Hi
>
> I would like to be able to use my DLink DSL-G604T router for wired
> connections to my personal pc (this works), my business laptop (this works
> too) and a networked laser printer (this does not work). I have spoken with
> DLink who say this can be done by assigning an IP address to the printer,
> but that they do not support or advise futher on this subject.
>
> can anyone help please?
>
> dataea66@yahoo.co.uk
>
> cheers
>
> dave
>
>


the producer of your printer can probably tell you what you need to know


Re: Router printing



> Hi
>
> I would like to be able to use my DLink DSL-G604T router for wired
> connections to my personal pc (this works), my business laptop (this
works
> too) and a networked laser printer (this does not work). I have
spoken with
> DLink who say this can be done by assigning an IP address to the
printer,
> but that they do not support or advise futher on this subject.
>
> can anyone help please?

Have you used the install printer wizard of windows and selected
network printer?
Does the printer manual tell you how to set it up on the network?



Re: Router printing



> I would like to be able to use my DLink DSL-G604T router for wired
> connections to my personal pc (this works), my business laptop
> (this works too) and a networked laser printer (this does not
> work). I have spoken with DLink who say this can be done by
> assigning an IP address to the printer, but that they do not
> support or advise futher on this subject.

I use HP LaserJets connected to an Ethernet print server. I have also
tried a LaserJet with inbuilt JetDirect card. I also have a D-Link
Ethernet print server. All work fine, either connected to the LAN or
to an Ethernet wireless client bridge to give wireless printing.

What make and model printer do you have?
What is its network connection?
Do other shared resources (shared files) work?

Hope this helps

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Re: Router printing


hi,
I may be able to help you here (of course the efollowing instructions
assume that you're trying to connect a non-network printer i.e one
which is dependant on a PC to work). i had bought a similar contraption
from D-Link; only this one was called the DI-824VUP+. it is a 802.11g
router with a 4-port switch and a uSB and Parallel port for print
support.
Here's how it is done:
You should find similar instructions in the QuickStart Guide on the CD
that was provided along with the router.
a) Connect your printer to the USB or the Parallel port of the router
(ensure that the printer by itself is working fine i.e printing as it
should when connected to a PC)
b) Now install the Printer's Drivers on the PC/Laptop on the wireless
network.
c) Pop in the Dlink CD on each of the PCs/Laptops and install the
Printer server software driver.
d) now in the property pages of the printer, on the "ports" tab, you
get an additional port called the PRTmate port. Check this as the port
to print to; In the advanced settings, select USB and also enter the IP
address of the router.
e) In the router firewall rules allow all udp connections from LAN to
Firewall.

And Voila! you're done. You can print to the printer from any pc on the
wireless network. I had to figure out point e) before it all started
working.

Now specific to your case, you just have to enable the port in the
router for the printer to work.
I used a utility called "ethereal" to actually find out that the router
was "discarding" all udp connections from the LAN.
also, I would advise you to check printing by connecting the printer
back-to-back with a laptop or PC using a crossover cable so that you're
able to figure out whether the router is dropping the packets or it is
a printer problem; and yes, the D-link guy was right: you have to assin
an IP address to the network printer for it to work. This can also be
done via DHCP on the router or by assigning a static ip address by
loggin into the printer's admin utility/console


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