Re: Can't install Wireless Printer
On Oct 30, 1:11*am, "OldManEd" <econgle...@snet.net> wrote:
> This is NOT a Wireless Network Printer. It is a regular, parallel port HP
> LaserJet, c 1995. When I connect it to an old computer that has a parallel
> port, it works. All my computers can find it and used it to print.
> BUT I MUST KEEP THIS OLD, UNUSED COMPUTER RUNNING ALL THE TIME. So.........I
> added an adapter card to the printer and connect it with a cat 5 cable tomy
> modem. The only device that is wireless is my PC. My goal is to shut down
> the old computer, throw it out and recover its footprint.
> The software(?)/drivers are already installed on all the PCs since they can
> already print to it from the old PC.
> My problem: Find it on the network!!!! *I think I need either the adapter's
> IP address, the one assigned by the modem, or some other way to identify it.
> My modem is AT&T's DSL 2Wire model 2701. Its address is 192.168.1.254. I can
> find(see) the address for each of the PC but not the adapter card which is
> connected to the modem.
> "Jack [MVP-Networking]" <j...@discussiongroup.com> wrote in message
> > Hi
> > Most Wireless Network Printers have special software that includes the
> > Drivers, and other functions. This software has to be installed on all the
> > computers that are intended to use the Network Printer. Only after
> > installation of this software and using it for configuration, you would
> > able to operate correctly the Printer.
> > Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
> > "OldManEd" <econgle...@snet.net> wrote in message
> >>I use Vista Home Premium. I have a network that connects one computer by
> >>cable and 3 computer by wireless. I also have a LaserJet 4 Plus. It hasan
> >>adapter card that is connected to the router/modem by cable.
> >> I have gone thru the 'Add Printer' procedure several times. It 'finds'a
> >> TCP/IP 'generic adapter card and, after awhile, a list of printers is
> >> displayed. I select mine. Give it a shared name and click on 'print test
> >> page.' Nothing happens.
> >> I used to have a Netgear modem but switch to AT&T wireless router. I am
> >> unable to find a list of attached devices and their IP address.
> >> Can anyone help???
> >> OldEd
To connect a "parallel" only printer or a network printer to a network
without using a PC / server to control the access:
1) Get a network print server / adapter
2) Assign a "permanent" IP address to this network adapter / print
3) Connect the printer, via a wire, to the network switch / hub /
router (LAN side.)
4) On each Windows Vista, add printer and add Local TCP/IP printer
5) Add the IP address assigned to print server / network adapter.