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Samsung Laser Network Problem

I am running several PCs via a Netgear FWG114P router/print server. All work perfectly except a new PC (XP Pro SP2) which refuses to connect. The printer appears to install OK with the correct IP port, identical to another working XP/SP2 PC and the IP address pings OK but nothing happens when attempting a testprint page (from the printer properties window) - as if there is no communication. XP initially reports its status as printing (nothing reaches the printer) but after about a minute, reports "Error - Printing" without any further clues. I am not aware of any firewalls preventing the connection (XP firewall is also disabled in the new PC). Does anyone have any similar experiences or clues?
 

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Delete the printer port and re-install and see if this sorts the problem.

Typically you install printers with print servers as local printers without Plug and Play, then select a standard TCP/IP port. A bit different than what you would expect, but it works!

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Delete the printer port and re-install and see if this sorts the problem.

Typically you install printers with print servers as local printers without Plug and Play, then select a standard TCP/IP port. A bit different than what you would expect, but it works!

JamesO
Thanks JamesO, that's fixed the problem.
I thought I had done that earlier while trying deleting, reconfiguring, reinstalling &/or driver upgrading (maybe the port never fully deleted).

But it certainly worked this time when specifically deleting everything (printer & port) & rebooting to make sure. Then installed the printer to a local (LPT1) port, separately installed the IP port and changed the printer to it. Not sure whether the problem was the port or the instal sequence, but is now fine.
 

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Glad you were able to solve the problem. I find sometimes deleting and reconfiguring may be the best bet at times. Sometimes much quicker than troubleshooting other things.

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