Hello I am trying to setup my Linksys WPS54G wireless print server with my HP Deskjet F2430 printer copier and fax printer. Here are the steps I took. I first setup the printer on my Windows 7 machine and I was able to print a test page. I then used the Linksys CD to setup with wireless print server. Now I am trying to setup the printer server software on my Windows 7 machine but the CD is not compatible with Windows 7. I did some searches online and I have used the Linksys live chat but to be honest the live chat was not very helpful.
I had posted a solicitation for help to configure two Print Servers WPS54GU2 and a WPSM54G switching to FIOS with a plethora of computers - mostly running XP one Vista and one Windows 7.
Everything had worked under the Linksys router WRT54G before I switched to the FIOS router. After several days of struggle I have everything working. I am posting what I did in case other folks struggle with the same problem.
This was an extremely frustrating exercise and I hope others benefit from my struggles.
WPS54G "“ I had upgraded to Version 1019. This was a bad idea. I had to regress back to Version 1017. WPD54GU2 I am running version 6032 even though Cisco has a much newer version.
Following are the many steps that I took to install my WPS54G to work with Windows 7; lengthy but worth it.
Connect your printer to the PC using a USB cable and USB port. Allow the printer to install. Print a test page. Even though you just installed the printer check for an updated printer driver at the manufacturer's website.
I did this late in the process before I could get the printer to work. It installed an HP universal driver. Set the printer as the default.
If you do not know the IP address of your print server access the router using your browser. See your manual for instructions. For a Linksys type the default IP router address 192.168.1.1 into the browser address bar.
If you have done this in the past set up your router security. The default user name is left blank and the default password is admin.
Connect your print server to the PC using a USB cable and USB port. On the router locate the DHCP Client Table and determine the IP address of the print server. You might have to refresh the table. The default is probably 192.168.1.78.
Access the print server using your browser and the IP address of the print server. The default user name is left blank and the default password is admin. Set up security to match the router SSID password type of encryption etc.
Go to "Devices and Printers" (from the start menu) on the default printer icon that you just installed right click and open "Printer Properties". Click on the "Ports" tab.
Click on "Add Port". Select "Standard TCP/IP Port" and click on "New Port". Click "Next". Add the IP address of the print server (probably 192 168.1.78) and call the port whatever you want. Click "Next".
After the port configures and you get the "Port Settings" tab (you can also get there by clicking on "Configure Port) change the protocol to "LPR" and click "LPS byte counting enabled." Use "p1" or P2" etc. for the "queue name".
Disconnect the print server from the USB port and let it sit for 30 seconds. Disconnect the printer from the USB port. Connect the print server to the printer using a USB cable let it reboot then test print. It should work. Good luck.