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By dnh ·
Can anyone explain the steps that I must take in order to get my print server hooked into my NT network. When I hook the print server to a port I get link so I know that that part is working. When I install the administration software for the print server and then run it, it can't find the print server. I must be missing a step in the process somewhere. I guess it's not as easy as just plugging it in and going. If anyone can explain what I'm missing I'd appreciate the help.

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Setting up a D-Link 300 P ...

Well to start you forgot to tell use what pritner and what port you are talking about. Is that a LTP port that you pluged the printer into or a Ethernet port plugged into a switch or hub. Don't get descouraged you are doing fine. If you can answer those things I can walk ya through it no sweat.

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Setting up a D-Link 300 P ...

ok so you did day the printer type.. but I still need to kmow wither or not it is local or you are hooking it up over a network.

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by McKayTech In reply to Setting up a D-Link 300 P ...

It really is supposed to be plug and play, and the admin software should locate it by MAC address and communicate with it by an auto-detected frame type.
A couple of things I've found. If the network is running more than one frame type, the frame auto-detect may not work reliably and the software won't find the device.
Also, if the device has been previously configured on another network, it may not be found because it looks for default settings that may have been changed.
Also, if you're initially trying to configure it across a router or bridge, that usually doesn't work either.
I've had some success with initially connecting it directly to a workstation with a crossover cable (or to an isolated hub that has just the device and a workstation), doing the initial configuration to the point of setting an IP address and then telnetting into it once I put it on the network.

If that doesn't work, it will probably mean a call to D-Link as the manual is not terribly illuminating.
paul

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