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Netgear print server problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Grubbs, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. Grubbs

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    I have a wireless network at home. I have a printer connected to the network via a Netgear PS101. It has worked fine for some time, but suddenly I cannot print from my laptop, which has a Netgear WG511 card, which otherwise appears to be working fine (i.e., I can still access my internet connection through it). When I attempt to print from the laptop, I get a Netgear printserver error saying "Netgear cannot connect to the printserver"

    I have tried rebooting the computers, turning off the printer, disconnecting power to the wireless router (Netgear WGR614) and the Netgear PS101 printerserver mometarily, making sure all cables are secure, etc. with no luck. I'm now at a loss how to troubleshoot this thing and any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Randy
     
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    Further investigation revealed that somehow the XP firewall had been enabled on this computer. Disabling the firewall fixed the problem with the printserver.
     
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