Help with printing using a print server

By gassy
Nov 27, 2005
  1. I've installed a Hawkings USB print server and it seems to work except I can't print! Here's what I did:

    Installed print server using wizard
    Installed new printer (HP) using the print server port
    Test Page - nothing - print manager status show printing but nothing.

    Used Hawkings config software.
    Print server along with printer shows up - says congratulations - would you like to print a test page - yes - nothing!!!

    Tried a different printer (Lexmark) - same results.

    Any suggestions as I continue to wait for a non-busy tone reply from Hawkings?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What is the exact model of the thing? How exactly did you set it up?
    What printers did you test with? Try using a different type of port (if possible)?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    Always install the printer FIRST directly connected to the computer.
    This gets the drivers, fonts and utilities all loaded on your system.
    Then move it to the printserver, and you should be able to setup the DHCP
    so as to find the remote device and print the test page.
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