Firewall slows print jobs to wireless printer

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?QmV0dHlT?=, May 19, 2006.

  1. Hi - I connected a HP3210 printer with built in Cat 45 Ethernet connection to
    a NetGear Router. I have a NetGear wireless card in my Laptop to connect to
    the router wirelessly and can print fine until I turn on the XP Firewall. It
    then takes 5 minutes or more to print the word "test" from Notepad. HP can't
    help because they said it's a router problem, and NetGear says they can't
    help because I am sending print jobs, albeit verrry slowly. Can anyone help
    me? Thanks.
    --
    Betty
     
    =?Utf-8?B?QmV0dHlT?=, May 19, 2006
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?QmV0dHlT?=

    Jack Guest

    Hi

    Put the printer on a Static IP (look at he printer manual for info) and make
    sure that the network utility that mange the Network printing is in the
    Firewall exception.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0204.mspx

    Jack (MVP-Networking).



    "BettyS" <santa007(phony)@umn.edu> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi - I connected a HP3210 printer with built in Cat 45 Ethernet connection
    > to
    > a NetGear Router. I have a NetGear wireless card in my Laptop to connect
    > to
    > the router wirelessly and can print fine until I turn on the XP Firewall.
    > It
    > then takes 5 minutes or more to print the word "test" from Notepad. HP
    > can't
    > help because they said it's a router problem, and NetGear says they can't
    > help because I am sending print jobs, albeit verrry slowly. Can anyone
    > help
    > me? Thanks.
    > --
    > Betty
     
    Jack, May 19, 2006
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  3. Hi Jack - The printer thinks it is a 802.3 wired connection since it is
    connected to the router and not a 802.11 connection.
    The printer IP address is currently automatically set as 192.168.1.4, my pc
    is 1.3 and my router is the default gateway 1.1. The printer setup menu says
    changing this IP number will remove this device from the network - what
    setting should I use? Also, I don't know under the Firewall options what
    utility is managing the router or printing. There is a UPnP Framework under
    exceptions that isn't checked. Do I need to check File and Printer Sharing?
    Under Advanced there is a 1394 Connection and a Wireless Network Connection 3
    (I think this is when I was using WiFi Internet) and I enabled Allowing
    incoming echo request under ICMP after reading those articles. Thanks.--
    Betty

    "Jack" wrote:
    > Hi
    > Put the printer on a Static IP (look at he printer manual for info) and make
    > sure that the network utility that mange the Network printing is in the
    > Firewall exception.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0204.mspx
    >
    > Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >
    >
    >
    > "BettyS" <santa007(phony)@umn.edu> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi - I connected a HP3210 printer with built in Cat 45 Ethernet connection
    > > to
    > > a NetGear Router. I have a NetGear wireless card in my Laptop to connect
    > > to
    > > the router wirelessly and can print fine until I turn on the XP Firewall.
    > > It
    > > then takes 5 minutes or more to print the word "test" from Notepad. HP
    > > can't
    > > help because they said it's a router problem, and NetGear says they can't
    > > help because I am sending print jobs, albeit verrry slowly. Can anyone
    > > help
    > > me? Thanks.
    > > --
    > > Betty

    >
    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?QmV0dHlT?=, May 20, 2006
    #3
  4. =?Utf-8?B?QmV0dHlT?=

    Jack Guest

    Hi

    Since IPs that are assigned dynamically can be changed by the Router, it is
    better to assign a static IP to printer so it would be always available ay
    the same address. If your Router is set to DHCP 192.168.1.1 to 10 (as and
    example) assign the printer 192.168.1.20 and it would stay on the same
    network.

    If you want to use Win XP Firewall you have to make sure that the printer
    traffic (Sharing Printers and Files) is allowed through the Firewall.

    Otherwise, you might consider leaving the Firewall off since your system is
    protected by the Router's Firewall and add Antivirus and AntiSpyware
    software for additional protection (http://www.ezlan.net/security.html ).

    Jack (MVP-Networking).



    "BettyS" <santa007(phony)@umn.edu> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi Jack - The printer thinks it is a 802.3 wired connection since it is
    > connected to the router and not a 802.11 connection.
    > The printer IP address is currently automatically set as 192.168.1.4, my
    > pc
    > is 1.3 and my router is the default gateway 1.1. The printer setup menu
    > says
    > changing this IP number will remove this device from the network - what
    > setting should I use? Also, I don't know under the Firewall options what
    > utility is managing the router or printing. There is a UPnP Framework
    > under
    > exceptions that isn't checked. Do I need to check File and Printer
    > Sharing?
    > Under Advanced there is a 1394 Connection and a Wireless Network
    > Connection 3
    > (I think this is when I was using WiFi Internet) and I enabled Allowing
    > incoming echo request under ICMP after reading those articles. Thanks.--
    > Betty
    >
    > "Jack" wrote:
    >> Hi
    >> Put the printer on a Static IP (look at he printer manual for info) and
    >> make
    >> sure that the network utility that mange the Network printing is in the
    >> Firewall exception.
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0204.mspx
    >>
    >> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "BettyS" <santa007(phony)@umn.edu> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > Hi - I connected a HP3210 printer with built in Cat 45 Ethernet
    >> > connection
    >> > to
    >> > a NetGear Router. I have a NetGear wireless card in my Laptop to
    >> > connect
    >> > to
    >> > the router wirelessly and can print fine until I turn on the XP
    >> > Firewall.
    >> > It
    >> > then takes 5 minutes or more to print the word "test" from Notepad. HP
    >> > can't
    >> > help because they said it's a router problem, and NetGear says they
    >> > can't
    >> > help because I am sending print jobs, albeit verrry slowly. Can anyone
    >> > help
    >> > me? Thanks.
    >> > --
    >> > Betty

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    Jack, May 21, 2006
    #4
  5. Hi - I'm learning more about this stuff than I ever wanted to know, ha ha. I
    enabled File and Printer sharing and I got a message that Windows is blocking
    Spooler Subsystem App and asked if I wanted to enable and I said yes. When I
    go to the Firewall, Exceptions, File and Printer Sharing and Edit, I see it
    has opened ports 139, 445, 137 and 138. Do I need all these ports open?
    Does that make me vulnerable? Can I just turn off spooling instead of having
    the Spooler Subsystem App as an exception? Thanks.
    --
    Betty


    "Jack" wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > Since IPs that are assigned dynamically can be changed by the Router, it is
    > better to assign a static IP to printer so it would be always available ay
    > the same address. If your Router is set to DHCP 192.168.1.1 to 10 (as and
    > example) assign the printer 192.168.1.20 and it would stay on the same
    > network.
    >
    > If you want to use Win XP Firewall you have to make sure that the printer
    > traffic (Sharing Printers and Files) is allowed through the Firewall.
    >
    > Otherwise, you might consider leaving the Firewall off since your system is
    > protected by the Router's Firewall and add Antivirus and AntiSpyware
    > software for additional protection (http://www.ezlan.net/security.html ).
    >
    > Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >
    >
    >
    > "BettyS" <santa007(phony)@umn.edu> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi Jack - The printer thinks it is a 802.3 wired connection since it is
    > > connected to the router and not a 802.11 connection.
    > > The printer IP address is currently automatically set as 192.168.1.4, my
    > > pc
    > > is 1.3 and my router is the default gateway 1.1. The printer setup menu
    > > says
    > > changing this IP number will remove this device from the network - what
    > > setting should I use? Also, I don't know under the Firewall options what
    > > utility is managing the router or printing. There is a UPnP Framework
    > > under
    > > exceptions that isn't checked. Do I need to check File and Printer
    > > Sharing?
    > > Under Advanced there is a 1394 Connection and a Wireless Network
    > > Connection 3
    > > (I think this is when I was using WiFi Internet) and I enabled Allowing
    > > incoming echo request under ICMP after reading those articles. Thanks.--
    > > Betty
    > >
    > > "Jack" wrote:
    > >> Hi
    > >> Put the printer on a Static IP (look at he printer manual for info) and
    > >> make
    > >> sure that the network utility that mange the Network printing is in the
    > >> Firewall exception.
    > >>
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx
    > >>
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0204.mspx
    > >>
    > >> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "BettyS" <santa007(phony)@umn.edu> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >> > Hi - I connected a HP3210 printer with built in Cat 45 Ethernet
    > >> > connection
    > >> > to
    > >> > a NetGear Router. I have a NetGear wireless card in my Laptop to
    > >> > connect
    > >> > to
    > >> > the router wirelessly and can print fine until I turn on the XP
    > >> > Firewall.
    > >> > It
    > >> > then takes 5 minutes or more to print the word "test" from Notepad. HP
    > >> > can't
    > >> > help because they said it's a router problem, and NetGear says they
    > >> > can't
    > >> > help because I am sending print jobs, albeit verrry slowly. Can anyone
    > >> > help
    > >> > me? Thanks.
    > >> > --
    > >> > Betty
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?QmV0dHlT?=, May 22, 2006
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