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configuring print server

By sashanos ·
i have got a NC-2010 Multi-protocol print server and i have conected it to my printer via RJ-45 cable.
i have setup my system as follow
i have windows 2000 server as my server using workgroup and have 3 computer plus one printer to a hub. No matter what i do i can`t get to see my printer . Is there any setup i missed i was told its pretty easy and just plug my printer into the print server and other computers can see it which its not the case. i have never done this before and i don`t know where to start and what steps to take in order for everyone to see the printer
any help would be greatly appreciated

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by WallyTCW In reply to configuring print server

I don't know anything about that particular print server model, but I can tell you this: you won't see a printer that's on a network print server just by plugging it in. You'll need to load client software on your 2000 server to get the server to talk to the print server over the network. (This software would have come with the print server.) Then you'll need to share the printer on the 2000 server and map your clients to it by adding a "network printer".

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by sashanos In reply to configuring print server

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by Rabbit_Runner In reply to configuring print server

There are a couple of things you need to do.
1. First you need to determine (or configure) the IP address on the printer. If you just got the printer, check the books / manuals and it should give you instructions for setting the IP address. The IP address must be on the same network that you are running your computers. For example if your server is 192.168.1.10 and your workstations are 192.168.1.20 / 30 / 40 etc. Then select a different address like 192.168.1.5

The subnet mask in my example would be 255.255.255.0

2. Second, from your server open the printers folder. Select file / server properties

Then select the Ports tab. From here, you click on the Add Port.. button. Select 'Standard TCP/IP Port', Click on New Port.. Then Next.

In the first line put the IP address of the printer which you gave in step #1. Then click on Next. If the IP address is on your network, just click Next, then Finish, then Close, then Close.
Now install your printer driver, orif it is already installed, select the properties and then the Ports tab. Now find the IP port that you just created. It will look like 'IP_192.168.1.5'


Click Okay and now test your printer. If you want to share it, select the share tab and give it a name. Other computers can print to your share.

If you have questions, let me know. And I will try to help you through the process.

Best of luck.

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by mfaisal_i In reply to configuring print server

ah it was just easy yaar

first get set your workstation ip address according to your subnet mask and

now form your workstation open the printers folder. Select file / server properties

Then select the Ports tab. From here, you click on the Add Port.. button. Select 'Standard TCP/IP Port', Click on New Port.. Then Next.

Simpleeeeeeeeeeeee

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