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By highlander718 ·
I have a NetGear print server (2 ports) and I want to install the printers on the file server (Win2000) so that the FS will act as a printer server as well.
So far the printers were installed and shared on a regular workstation through the same NetGear but I have no idea how that was done (before I came on board).

I tried to go to "Adminstrative tools -> Configure the server" but I cannot see the printers directly from there.
And than again, that option is not available on the workstation so I must be missing something.

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by highlander718 In reply to print server configuratio ...

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by sgt_shultz In reply to print server configuratio ...

use the Setup Network Printer Wizard that is on the netgear cd to install each printer. if this is not working, perhaps your firewall is interfering with the necessary traffic for ip discovery. you can always get a config page from the printer and manually setup an tcpip printer port for it...that will often work fine even if discovery fails...
if you don't hve it the cd you can download it. here is a link to an article that might help..
http://kbserver.netgear.com/inquira/default.asp?ui_mode=answer&prior_transaction_id=240155&action_code=5&highlight_info=16778119,57,82&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fkbserver.netgear.com%2Fkb_web_files%2Fn101305.asp&answer_id=3054133#__highlight

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by ewgny In reply to print server configuratio ...

Dude, I'm going to be brutally honest. Flip the netgear print servers into the nearest round filing cabinet. They have no right being in a corporate environment. I too inherited Netgear print servers and they're a nightmare (sorry netgear).
You would need to install the netgear software on the print server etc. etc. etc. and they always f up
Do yourself a favor, and get jet direct cards for your printers, internal or external whatever it takes. Then set your network printers up on the print server as local printers using a TCP/IP port with the jet direct IP address.
The choice is yours, you can be a slave to the Netgear print server bullshit god, or get on with your IT career and solve meaningful problems.

Good Luck

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:-), good, I am no netgear fan at all, if it was my decision jetdirect is by far the choice, unfortunatelly this time someone else took the decison (before I came on board) and I can't change things ( at least not yet) .

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