Slow printing in Word using a Linksys print server

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My setup is this

Two desktop computers, hard cabled to a Linksys wireless broadband router model WRT54G and two laptop computer communicating with the same router using Linksys notebook adapters model number WPC54G. There is a Linksys printer server model number EPSX3 ver. 2 hard wired into the router. The router connects to a cable modem. The two desktops are running WinXP Home and the two laptops WinXP Pro.

A HP Deskjet 5650 printer is connected to one of the ports on the print server via a parallel port lead. The printer is also connected to one of the desktop computers via a USB lead.

WEP encryption is set on the router.

When I send a Word document to the printer via the print server there is a delay of two to three minutes before printing starts.

If I send the same Word document via the desktop computer that is connected to the printer via a USB lead then printing is almost instantaneous.

What am I doing wrong. Can anyone help. Please keep in mind I am a newbie to networking.

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Is there virus scanning software on both computers? In the past I've had to exclude virus scanning on the spooler directory (C:\WINNT\system32\spool) to speed up printing.
 

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Thanks for the response but it wasn't the problem. I've solved the problem now thanks to my supplier who has changed the printer server for a Netgear onewhich works perfectly.

Just as an aside Linksys support is not good. Telephone support says email. Email is ignored.

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