How to enable Linksys® Print Server Setup
What are the ways to setup Linksys print server?
The Linksys print server for USB with 4-port switch can upgrade your network. If you connect a USB printer directly to your network, it will eliminate the need to dedicate a PC to print serving chores. Using a Linksys print server reduces print share for the PC. It also removes the printing bottleneck, and sets your PC free to do more tasks. The printer server includes a 4-port 10/100 switch, so that you can easily add more devices to your network. All four ports are auto-enabled, and have automatic MDI/MDI-X crossover detection, as a result you do not have to worry about the cable type. The forward switching and fast store prevents damaged packets from being passed on into the network. The user friendly setup wizard makes installation easy.
Following details mentioned below will give you an insight to setup a Linksys Print Server:
- Print server IP address
- TRACERT command
Linksys server comes equipped with a TCP/IP Print server setup network troubleshooting guide, which will enable you to troubleshoot many problems. A good step is to find out what the print servers settings are before installing the printer. It usually involves pressing the config,test or reset button , during which you might have to switch your print server off while holding the button. Check your print servers manual if you are not sure how to print a configuration page.
Print servers IP address
The printer’s configuration page should display the print servers IP address and subnet mask. You can attempt to ping the print servers IP address to confirm connectivity. The reply will tell you that there is a network device at the address and that there is sufficient ping traffic. The common problem that print server network can have is misconfigured IP addresses, which can alter a print servers IP address to an address that can not be seen from the computer you are working on.
To trace the route from your computer to your print server you can use a networking and testing command. Most versions of Microsoft Windows ship with a command line for IP diagnostic tool called TRACERT. It is also known as trace route and is a really easy way to trace routing from A to B on a TCP/IP network.
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