Why can't I connect to the print server?
Here are several things to check if you have problems connecting to the print server:
1. Check the lights on your print server. The yellow light remains on when your network has a connection to the print server, and the green light flashes when data is transmitted to the print server. If the yellow light is on, make sure you have a connection between your computer and access point or base station, if you have one.
2. Make sure your computer’s wireless adapter is installed and configured correctly. See the instructions that came with the adapter.
3. If you have an access point, make sure that it is turned on and configured correctly. You need to confirm the connection between your computer and access point before you can connect to the print server. Try resetting the access point if you’re having a problem establishing a connection. See the instructions that came with your access point for more information.
4. If you're using AirPort, make sure that AirPort is enabled in the AppleTalk Control Panel. Also, make sure that AppleTalk and TCP/IP are enabled in your AirPort utility. Finally, make sure that you are using AirPort version 1.3 or later. (If you have an earlier version of AirPort, you can download an upgrade to version 1.3 from Apple's web site).
5. If you're using an AirPort Base Station, make sure that you've selected a working connection to your base station from the AirPort Networks list. If you're using AirPort in computer-to-computer (ad hoc) mode, create or join a computer-to-computer network.
6. Hold down the test button on the back of the print server for at least five seconds to reset the print server to its factory defaults. The print server's green and yellow lights come on briefly when the print server resets. If you've already configured the print server, you need to run WP-Admin again to reconfigure it.
7. Try restarting your computer.
8. Make sure your computer, print server, and access point (if you have one) are within range (up to 120 feet without obstructions). If you are on a different floor or several rooms away from the print server, try moving your equipment closer together.
9. Move the print server away from large metal objects and other devices that interfere with radio signals, such as cordless phones and microwave ovens.
10. Make sure the wireless mode for your computer is set to Infrastructure if you are connecting through an access point, or 802.11b Ad Hoc if you are connecting without an access point. (Your wireless adapter may use different terms. Check the documentation for your adapter.) Never select a pseudo ad hoc or proprietary ad hoc mode.
11. Make sure your print server's IP address is on the same network segment as your computer's IP address. For example, if you have two computers on your network whose IP addresses are 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52, the print server's IP address should begin with 192.189.207. The last part of the address can be any number between 1 and 254 except 3 or 4. To check the print server's IP address, press the test button on the back of the print server for one second to print a status sheet. It’s best to change your print server's IP address instead of the computers'. Your computer's IP address is used to configure the computer for a host of functions, from Internet access to file sharing. If you change this IP address, you might have to reconfigure your computer for these functions.