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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: SloMo on Oct 13, '07 11:11:46PM

This seems like just the thing I want to do. I have an HP printer connected to a desktop Mac and I would like to be able to have the printer be accessible wirelessly from other computers in my house, which are running Windows. The only part of the instructions I don't understand is how to determine the print server's IP address. My Mac is set to use DHCP. If I get a wireless print server, how do I determine or set its IP address? Thanks.

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Set up a Belkin wireless print server
Authored by: RolloM on Oct 30, '07 07:16:57AM

Your WLAN router should give you a possibility to see a list of all DHCP clients. There you'll find the print server with it's ip address if it has connected to your network.

BTW: My printserver does not work with lpt1 or lpt2, but only with printer1 and printer2 as print queue names. No idea why. If it gives you the error that the host did not accept the data file in the print queue window, try this.

Another problem: If I change the ip number to fixed (thats the only way to get the printer running permanently, because with dhcp, if it gets another ip number, the mac will not find the printer any more) and enter a new ip number using the web interface, the print server obviously cannot connect to the network any more. SSID is correct. The green status led keeps blinking forever and you cannot connect to the print server's web interface using the ip number you just gave it. Disconnecting the power chord and reconnecting it will make the print server re-use the old ip number and so you can connect again. Until you try to change the number via web interface, when it hangs again. Any idea how to solve this?


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