Dec 08

Step 1 Locate the Queue name, or Port name, of your printer.

Step 2 After you locate the Queue or Port name, you will want to write it down. (You can also highlight it with your cursor, and copy the info. This will allow you to paste it in to the wizard later on.)

Step 3 Click Start and then Control Panel. Locate the Printers icon. Click the Add A Printer icon.


Step 4 Click Add a Local Printer. Use this option only if you don’t have a USB printer. (Windows automatically installs USB printers when you plug them in).


Step 5 Select Create New Port. For the port type, select standard TCP/IP Port. Click Next.


Step 6 Click the drop down menu for Device Type and choose TCP/IP Device.

In the Hostname or IP Address field, input the ip address of your print server. (The default address for most of D-Link’s print servers is

The PORT NAME field is purely for identification purposes. This allows you to discern the port you’ve created later on for configuration.


Step 7 Windows will attempt to detect the printer. Please allow a few moments for the operating system to do this.


Step 8 Highlight the radio button labeled Custom and press the Settings button.


Step 9 Click the radio button labeled LPR.

The LPR Queue Name field will now become available. Here you will need to enter the Queue or Port name that you acquired in Step 1.

Check the box labeled LPR Byte Counting Enabled. Click OK.


Step 10 At this point, you’ll be brought back to the previous window. Click Next.


Step 11 Windows will now attempt to detect and install the printer driver. If Windows is unable to detect the printer and find a matching driver, you will be given the option of selecting a printer from a list of available printer drivers.


Step 12 In the left window you have a list of manufacturers, and on the right side you have the various models. Select the model that pertains to your printer. Click Next.


Step 13 Next you will be prompted to give the printer a name. You can leave the default Windows name, or you can create your own if you wish. Click Next.


Step 14 Once the printer successfully installs you will be given the option to print a test page. If the test prints then the print server is configured properly. Click Finish.


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Jun 19

Printers connected to the D-link DI-824VUP cannot be configured using the standard Windows TCP/IP port configuration wizard. You must install the PRTmate software that ships with the unit.

1.Software Installation

Step 1: Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM drive.

If you have lost your installation CD, click here.

Step 2: Click Install D-Link Print Server Software.

Step 3: Select your operating system.

Step 4: Please wait while the InstallWizard® Wizard prepares the setup.

Step 5: Click Next.

Step 6: Click Browse if you wish to specify the folder to install the program. Click Next.

Step 7: Please wait while the print server software is installed.

Step 8: When setup is complete click Finish.

Step 9: Click OK and restart your computer.

2.Printer Configuration

Step 1: In Windows 2000 go to My Computer > Control Panel > Printers.

In Windows XP click Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

Step 2: Right-click the printer you want to configure and select Properties.


Step 3: Click the Port tab, select PRT (Print Server), and then click Configure Port.


Step 4: Select the interface (Parallel or USB) and then enter the IP address of the D-Link DI-824 below All-in-1 IP Sharer´s IP. Click OK.


Step 5: Click OK.


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Apr 29


I have a D-Link DP-300U print server. t has 2 LPT ports and 1 USB. I am using 1 LPT and the USB. Windows 7 finds the Print server in Network under Other Devices and even shows it with a name as a computer. Double click on that open it up and allows me to see the 3 ports on the server. If I try to connect at that point the OS tells me that it cannot connect. I have gone the route of setting my printers up as IP ports and used a generic Network Print Server listed there but as soon as I reset my router, the print server goes to another IP addr and I lose my printers. I also tried to statically set the IP address of the server but I cna’t getthat to work either as the router just assigns an IP and pays no attention to what the server may want to do.

Q:Windows 7 finds the server under devices no matter what and finds it under computers. SO why can’t it automatically connect ot my printers??

A:I could not get a static IP assigned to the Print Server (PS). I think the router assigns them regardless of what the PS configuration says. But other strange things happen too.

I could ping the static IP address that I assigned in PS config AND got response, but the router did not show it as assigned, nor was it a valid address to access the PS config screens as they are HTML.

In order for the router to show IP addresses on its DHCP clients screen I have to renew the IP addresses on each machine. Odd, but no show stopper.

Problem occurs when the router has to be reset.

Since the only way that Windows 7 allow me to access the printers is via a TCP/IP port, as opposed to PS name as XP lets me on the other two machines, I have instituted a network restart policy incorporating a hardware start-up sequence. (See, I kin still Corp-speak) This will be easy to maintain as I am the only one doing it.

When the router has to be reset:
1. Turn off all machines and unplug the PS.
2. Reset router.
3. Plug in PS.
4. Start machines in any order after that.

This ensure that the PS gets every time. (a static IP)


I have D link DP-300U print server connected via cable to my Network, it has a Epson LQ850(parrelle port) and a HP Laser Jet 1200(USB) printers connected. All my others PCs (OS Win XP SP3) print to these printers without problem expect the 1 with Windows 7 Basic as the OS. I can’t get the printers to connect to the PC, even though the Print Server is detected in the devices. I can see the Print Server settings thru Web browser, but cannot print. The DP 300U is assigned a manual IP address, all PCs use automatic IPs.

Q:Where could i have gone wrong? Please help.

A:On the wonky pc, Look at the PORT assignment under Printer Properties and see if it matches what you think it should be.

Also, when I added my little print server (not the one you have, but probably similiar in function), the port configuration got set to RAW and my gizmo needed an LPR data-stream for it to see the printer properly, so I had to change the setting from RAW to LPR and then give it some Que name, which I used iP4500…and it began to connect immediately.

have checked under the port property, the TCP IP is the same as the printer server, also have changed the settings to LPR and assigned a queue name. The test print works fine, but when pc is restarted, the printer goes OFFLINE and cannot respond. Thanks.


Windows 7 can’t print color:I put a new hard drive and brand new Windows 7 in an old PC and it won’t print in color to our network Xerox Phaser 7750 GX printers, including the Windows test page.

The printers are fine and everyone else can print no problem. I’ve uninstalled, used different printer drivers (the automatically selected & the same as a working PC), tried printer sharing – no joy. The test page print out says color supported: no yet on the PC it says color support is on.Any ideas?

With Xerox network printers (I’m not sure if yours has an ethernet port, but I’m assuming it does since you indicated that multiple users have access to it) there is a Printer Preference burried somewhere that allows you to obtain information from the printer on its features. If you can find this option, you can select “update now” (or some such similar option) and it will communicate with the printer to find out which features are available, then re-configure your driver to be consistent with this. This should enable colour printing for you.

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Apr 25

MAC Address Control

This D-Link DI-704P provides two features in MAC Address Control: Fixed IP Mapping and Connection Control. Both these features are MAC level. You can enable these features by checking the “Enable” box.

Fixed IP Mapping

This feature let you assign the MAC address and IP address mappings. Each client in the “Control table” will get the IP address mapping to its MAC address. If you don´t want to assign a fixed IP to a specific client, please leave the IP address blank.

Connection control

Connection control allows you to allow or deny the clients to connect to this DI-704P and the Internet. Check “Connection control” to enable the controlling. If a client is denied to connect to this device, it means that the client can´t access the Internet and some network resources . Choose “allow” or “deny” to allow or deny clients whose MAC addresses are not listed in the “Control table”.

When a client CAN “Connect” to this D-Link DI-704P, it means that it can have full access to the Internet and network resources.
When a client CAN NOT “Connect” to this device, it means that it CAN:
Communicate with the other clients on the LAN
●Connect to the Internet
●Use the Print Server function
●Use the Web configuration

Control table

“Control table” is at the bottom of the “MAC Address Control” page. Each row of this table indicates the MAC address and the mapped IP address of a client. The columns in this table are:

    MAC Address Indicates a specific client´s MAC address.
    IP Address Expected IP address of the corresponding client. Leave it blank if you don´t want to assign a specified IP address to the corresponding client.
    C When “Connection control” is enabled, checking “C” will allow the corresponding client to “Connect” to this device.

Previous page, Next page

To make this setup page simple and clear, we have divided the “Control table” into several pages. You can use these buttons to navigate to different pages.


    Item Setting
    MAC Address Control Enable
    Connection control Clients with C checked can connect to this device; and
    unspecified MAC addresses to connect.
    ID MAC Address IP Address C
    1 192.168.50.
    2 192.168.50.
    3 192.168.50.
    4 192.168.50.


In this scenario, there are two clients listed in the Control Table.
The “MAC Address Control” function is enabled.

“Connection control” is enabled, and all of the clients not listed in the “Control table” are “allowed” to connect to this device.
Client 1 has a fixed IP address either from the DHCP server of this device or manually assigned:
ID 1 – “00-12-34-56-78-90” –>
Client 2 will obtain its IP address from the IP Address pool specified in the “DHCP Server” page or can use a manually assigned static IP address.

If, for example, client 1 tries to use an IP address different from the address listed in the Control table (, it will be denied to connect to this device.

Clients 2 and other clients with a MAC address unspecified in the Control table are all allowed to connect to this device. But client 1 is denied to connect to D-Link DI-704P.

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Mar 10

By default, there is no password for the D-Link DPR-1260 print server.

If you have forgoten or lost your password for your D-Link print server, the following can be done, you will need a small object like a paper clip or pushpin.

Step 1 With the unit powered on, place a paper clip into the hole on the back on the unit labeled Reset.

Step 2 Wait for the wireless light to stop flashing. When that happens, release the reset button.


The unit should have been set back to defaults.

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