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August 26, 2011 11:27:58 AM

I have connected a print server (Edimax) to my router and given it a fixed IP address of
I can ping this IP address from my computer. However, when I try to print a test page it gives the error:
The port to which the printer is connected is not supported.
Check the port.

I tried connecting it through the Add printer wizard and selecting local printer, then connect via TCP/IP, I also tried using the printserver port but it won;t connect.
ANy ideas how to print through it?

The printer is connected to the print server via USB.

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August 26, 2011 2:27:45 PM

You need to create a virtual printer port that points to the i.p and then install the drivers.

Try opening up a command prompt with admin rights and type dir > or dir > lptx with x being the printer port number.

If you get output, printer driver issue.
August 30, 2011 10:48:26 AM

I get no output at all:

C:\Documents and Settings\J>ping

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=128

C:\Documents and Settings\J>dir >

C:\Documents and Settings\J>dir > lpt1

C:\Documents and Settings\J>
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September 1, 2011 9:42:57 AM

any ideas?
September 9, 2011 10:12:45 AM

anything else I can try to test this?
September 11, 2011 12:19:06 AM

Open your router and post the settings you have setup for the printer. Likely its an IP address with a :xxxx port suffix (ex: Your printer settings must match exactly these on the PC and everyone I have used uses RAW.
Often the ip address you assigned the print server has to be outside the range of those being assigned by DHCP.
After you get it where everything is seems to be set right, drivers are installed, but its still not working and you dont know why... turn it all off and when you turn it on the next day it will work fine. (odd but true in many cases LOL)
September 27, 2011 2:33:11 PM

September 27, 2011 9:43:36 PM

Switch to LPR mode, I beleive Edimax did not use raw.
September 28, 2011 9:40:39 AM

Where can I set RAW and LPR? It is not in the printerserver config utility.
September 28, 2011 9:44:47 AM

errors just say:
The port to which the printer is connected is not supported.
Check the port.

That is from the printer.
It;'s just a USB cable plugged into the edimax so not sure what to use.
September 28, 2011 9:21:29 PM

post a pic of that printserver cfg tab shown in your first pic.