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Connecting My Printer to The Network Using a Linksys Printer Server

During installation, the PrintServer driver’s name is used to identify the device you are installing.  It is recommended to hardwire the PrintServer to your network during initial installation to easily configure it.

NOTE:  Before starting the physical installation, write down the PrintServer’s default name, which usually starts with “LK” such as LK12345.  It can be found on the Server field on the PrintServer’s sticker located at the back panel of the device.

Follow the steps below to connect the WPS54G to your network:

Connecting the PrintServer to your Network

Step 1:
Use a USB cable to connect your USB printer to the PrintServer’s USB port.  Plug the Type A connector end into the PrintServer and the Type B connector end into the printer.

NOTE: If your printer is using a parallel port, use a parallel cable to connect your printer to the PrintServer’s parallel printer port.

Step 2:
Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the PrintServer’s Ethernet port then connect the other end of the cable to your router or switch.

Step 3:
Power ON your printer.

Step 4:
Plug the power adapter into the PrintServer’s port. 

NOTE:  The PrintServer does not have a power switch.  Whenever its power adapter is plugged in to a power supply, the PrintServer is powered ON.  Furthermore, make sure that the Power, USB, and Ethernet/Wireless LEDs (whichever connection you are using) are lit to ensure that the PrintServer is properly connected to the network.

If you would like to test the connectivity of your PrintServer, you may perform a diagnostic test printout by using the Reset button.  For instructions, click here.

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