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  Reply # 174570 30-Oct-2008 09:16
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Hi, I have just had a quick read of the manual for your MTI wireless router, I dont believe that the print server is 192.168.123.254, it is the same as the routers Lan address 192.168.1.254 and just opens standard LPR ports for print spooling to the USB port. The 123.254 reference is just the result of nasty cut and paste editing by the chinese sausage factories. So no you will never be able to ping a device at 123.254 because no ones there, but its listing at 1.254.

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  Reply # 174655 30-Oct-2008 16:14
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Cyril,
thanks a lot for taking the time to browse the manual for me !

So I have to move everything back to "192.168.1.x", right? I was able before to ping the 192.168.1.254 address, but I believed that was the router only. I was under the impresion the print server will have a separate address (192.168.123.254 as per manual); It looked very strange... but I never considered a typing error. After all, it is the User's Manual, you expect reliable information in there...




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  Reply # 174659 30-Oct-2008 16:19
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I could be wrong, but I doubt it, why would you use an inaccesible address. There is only one CPU in the box, and logically it has one LAN address that serves both router admin on port 80 (HTTP) presumably you can telnet to it, maybe not, and the print server will be found on the LRP port which most of these devices support both LPR on port 515 and windows convention of 9100, but all on the same address.

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  Reply # 175890 4-Nov-2008 21:25
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Cyril,

I think I finally got it!
All addresses back to 192.168.1.x and the printer server set as per manual (disregarding the 123.254 as you said, using 1.254 as it should be). I can print from both the wired computer and from the wireless laptop. They both wake up the printer, if it is not on. Ping-ing, file and internet sharing working OK. Cool!

Just one issue: there is approx 1 min delay from the moment I press "print" until the printer actually starts to print. Same delay on both computers. During this time, the printer says "printing-spoolig". Is there something I can do to speed it up? Or maybe the processor in the router / print server is too slow? If the document has two pages, there is no delay between pages (that would have been really bad! - speed printing 1 ppm !!)

Anyway, the answers I got here helped me to sort it out so far and to bring the network to a functionality level I never thought I can achieve. Thank you, again.




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