Wireless notebook to wired printer issue.

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?ZWRzbw==?=, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Hi,

    I have a lexmark printer connected to a network via it's own nic card.
    I can print to it from any physically connected computer running 98 or xp
    I USED to be able to print to it wirelessly.
    If I connect any of the wireless laptops to the router by their wired nic, I
    can print.
    The lexmark discovery software can find the printer weather I am connected
    via the laptops wired or wireless nic.
    This used to work.
    It seems as though my DLINK 624 since upgrading to firmware 2.76 is blocking
    communication from the printer back to the wireless laptop which causes the
    lexmark printing software to tell me that "the printer can not communicate
    with the computer"
    Any ideas on router settings which could cause this?
    It shouldn't be related to the firewall or antivirus (Symantec corporate)
    running on the laptop, since the settings are the same for the wireless nic
    and the wired nic.
    Thanks,
     
    =?Utf-8?B?ZWRzbw==?=, Jun 13, 2007
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  2. Hi
    I am not familiar with the D-Link per-se, but if you are using Network
    Printer make sure that you are giving it a Static IP.
    Updating firmware might changed the IP that is assigned to the printer is it
    is dome by the DHCP.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "edso" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a lexmark printer connected to a network via it's own nic card.
    > I can print to it from any physically connected computer running 98 or xp
    > I USED to be able to print to it wirelessly.
    > If I connect any of the wireless laptops to the router by their wired nic,
    > I
    > can print.
    > The lexmark discovery software can find the printer weather I am connected
    > via the laptops wired or wireless nic.
    > This used to work.
    > It seems as though my DLINK 624 since upgrading to firmware 2.76 is
    > blocking
    > communication from the printer back to the wireless laptop which causes
    > the
    > lexmark printing software to tell me that "the printer can not communicate
    > with the computer"
    > Any ideas on router settings which could cause this?
    > It shouldn't be related to the firewall or antivirus (Symantec corporate)
    > running on the laptop, since the settings are the same for the wireless
    > nic
    > and the wired nic.
    > Thanks,
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jun 13, 2007
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  3. Hi Jack,
    Thanks for the reply.
    IP is static and is fine. If the laptop is connected thru rj45, printings fine
    If it's connected thru wireless, printing doesn't work.
    All other network functions (surfing,file sharing, etc) work just fine while
    wired or wireless.
    This is why is seems as though the dlink is not passing some traffic to the
    wireless device which is needed for the handshake between the laptop and the
    printer.

    Ed

    "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:

    > Hi
    > I am not familiar with the D-Link per-se, but if you are using Network
    > Printer make sure that you are giving it a Static IP.
    > Updating firmware might changed the IP that is assigned to the printer is it
    > is dome by the DHCP.
    > Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >
    > "edso" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I have a lexmark printer connected to a network via it's own nic card.
    > > I can print to it from any physically connected computer running 98 or xp
    > > I USED to be able to print to it wirelessly.
    > > If I connect any of the wireless laptops to the router by their wired nic,
    > > I
    > > can print.
    > > The lexmark discovery software can find the printer weather I am connected
    > > via the laptops wired or wireless nic.
    > > This used to work.
    > > It seems as though my DLINK 624 since upgrading to firmware 2.76 is
    > > blocking
    > > communication from the printer back to the wireless laptop which causes
    > > the
    > > lexmark printing software to tell me that "the printer can not communicate
    > > with the computer"
    > > Any ideas on router settings which could cause this?
    > > It shouldn't be related to the firewall or antivirus (Symantec corporate)
    > > running on the laptop, since the settings are the same for the wireless
    > > nic
    > > and the wired nic.
    > > Thanks,

    >
    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?ZWRzbw==?=, Jun 13, 2007
    #3
  4. Hi
    If you still have the previous firmware (or it is available on D-Link
    support's site) try to downgrade the firmware and see what happens. The 624
    is rather an old unit it should be trouble free by now.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "edso" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi Jack,
    > Thanks for the reply.
    > IP is static and is fine. If the laptop is connected thru rj45, printings
    > fine
    > If it's connected thru wireless, printing doesn't work.
    > All other network functions (surfing,file sharing, etc) work just fine
    > while
    > wired or wireless.
    > This is why is seems as though the dlink is not passing some traffic to
    > the
    > wireless device which is needed for the handshake between the laptop and
    > the
    > printer.
    >
    > Ed
    >
    > "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:
    >
    >> Hi
    >> I am not familiar with the D-Link per-se, but if you are using Network
    >> Printer make sure that you are giving it a Static IP.
    >> Updating firmware might changed the IP that is assigned to the printer is
    >> it
    >> is dome by the DHCP.
    >> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>
    >> "edso" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > Hi,
    >> >
    >> > I have a lexmark printer connected to a network via it's own nic card.
    >> > I can print to it from any physically connected computer running 98 or
    >> > xp
    >> > I USED to be able to print to it wirelessly.
    >> > If I connect any of the wireless laptops to the router by their wired
    >> > nic,
    >> > I
    >> > can print.
    >> > The lexmark discovery software can find the printer weather I am
    >> > connected
    >> > via the laptops wired or wireless nic.
    >> > This used to work.
    >> > It seems as though my DLINK 624 since upgrading to firmware 2.76 is
    >> > blocking
    >> > communication from the printer back to the wireless laptop which causes
    >> > the
    >> > lexmark printing software to tell me that "the printer can not
    >> > communicate
    >> > with the computer"
    >> > Any ideas on router settings which could cause this?
    >> > It shouldn't be related to the firewall or antivirus (Symantec
    >> > corporate)
    >> > running on the laptop, since the settings are the same for the wireless
    >> > nic
    >> > and the wired nic.
    >> > Thanks,

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jun 13, 2007
    #4
  5. I figured it out.
    The problem lies in the wpa-psk tkip implimentation by dlink on their DI-624
    routers.
    My wireless device can connect to the net or any other machine, but not
    print to the wired printer.
    I piggybacked a dlink DI-634M that I had lying around as a wireless hub onto
    the network. Now my laptop can print wirelessley through the 634M (using
    wpa-psk tkip) just fine.

    Poor implimentation of wpa-psk tkip on the 624 routers!!!!!

    "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:

    > Hi
    > If you still have the previous firmware (or it is available on D-Link
    > support's site) try to downgrade the firmware and see what happens. The 624
    > is rather an old unit it should be trouble free by now.
    > Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >
    > "edso" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi Jack,
    > > Thanks for the reply.
    > > IP is static and is fine. If the laptop is connected thru rj45, printings
    > > fine
    > > If it's connected thru wireless, printing doesn't work.
    > > All other network functions (surfing,file sharing, etc) work just fine
    > > while
    > > wired or wireless.
    > > This is why is seems as though the dlink is not passing some traffic to
    > > the
    > > wireless device which is needed for the handshake between the laptop and
    > > the
    > > printer.
    > >
    > > Ed
    > >
    > > "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:
    > >
    > >> Hi
    > >> I am not familiar with the D-Link per-se, but if you are using Network
    > >> Printer make sure that you are giving it a Static IP.
    > >> Updating firmware might changed the IP that is assigned to the printer is
    > >> it
    > >> is dome by the DHCP.
    > >> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    > >>
    > >> "edso" <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >> > Hi,
    > >> >
    > >> > I have a lexmark printer connected to a network via it's own nic card.
    > >> > I can print to it from any physically connected computer running 98 or
    > >> > xp
    > >> > I USED to be able to print to it wirelessly.
    > >> > If I connect any of the wireless laptops to the router by their wired
    > >> > nic,
    > >> > I
    > >> > can print.
    > >> > The lexmark discovery software can find the printer weather I am
    > >> > connected
    > >> > via the laptops wired or wireless nic.
    > >> > This used to work.
    > >> > It seems as though my DLINK 624 since upgrading to firmware 2.76 is
    > >> > blocking
    > >> > communication from the printer back to the wireless laptop which causes
    > >> > the
    > >> > lexmark printing software to tell me that "the printer can not
    > >> > communicate
    > >> > with the computer"
    > >> > Any ideas on router settings which could cause this?
    > >> > It shouldn't be related to the firewall or antivirus (Symantec
    > >> > corporate)
    > >> > running on the laptop, since the settings are the same for the wireless
    > >> > nic
    > >> > and the wired nic.
    > >> > Thanks,
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?ZWRzbw==?=, Jun 19, 2007
    #5
  6. Hi
    Glad you solved it.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "edso" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I figured it out.
    > The problem lies in the wpa-psk tkip implimentation by dlink on their
    > DI-624
    > routers.
    > My wireless device can connect to the net or any other machine, but not
    > print to the wired printer.
    > I piggybacked a dlink DI-634M that I had lying around as a wireless hub
    > onto
    > the network. Now my laptop can print wirelessley through the 634M (using
    > wpa-psk tkip) just fine.
    >
    > Poor implimentation of wpa-psk tkip on the 624 routers!!!!!
    >
    > "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:
    >
    >> Hi
    >> If you still have the previous firmware (or it is available on D-Link
    >> support's site) try to downgrade the firmware and see what happens. The
    >> 624
    >> is rather an old unit it should be trouble free by now.
    >> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>
    >> "edso" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > Hi Jack,
    >> > Thanks for the reply.
    >> > IP is static and is fine. If the laptop is connected thru rj45,
    >> > printings
    >> > fine
    >> > If it's connected thru wireless, printing doesn't work.
    >> > All other network functions (surfing,file sharing, etc) work just fine
    >> > while
    >> > wired or wireless.
    >> > This is why is seems as though the dlink is not passing some traffic to
    >> > the
    >> > wireless device which is needed for the handshake between the laptop
    >> > and
    >> > the
    >> > printer.
    >> >
    >> > Ed
    >> >
    >> > "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Hi
    >> >> I am not familiar with the D-Link per-se, but if you are using Network
    >> >> Printer make sure that you are giving it a Static IP.
    >> >> Updating firmware might changed the IP that is assigned to the printer
    >> >> is
    >> >> it
    >> >> is dome by the DHCP.
    >> >> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >> >>
    >> >> "edso" <> wrote in message
    >> >> news:...
    >> >> > Hi,
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I have a lexmark printer connected to a network via it's own nic
    >> >> > card.
    >> >> > I can print to it from any physically connected computer running 98
    >> >> > or
    >> >> > xp
    >> >> > I USED to be able to print to it wirelessly.
    >> >> > If I connect any of the wireless laptops to the router by their
    >> >> > wired
    >> >> > nic,
    >> >> > I
    >> >> > can print.
    >> >> > The lexmark discovery software can find the printer weather I am
    >> >> > connected
    >> >> > via the laptops wired or wireless nic.
    >> >> > This used to work.
    >> >> > It seems as though my DLINK 624 since upgrading to firmware 2.76 is
    >> >> > blocking
    >> >> > communication from the printer back to the wireless laptop which
    >> >> > causes
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > lexmark printing software to tell me that "the printer can not
    >> >> > communicate
    >> >> > with the computer"
    >> >> > Any ideas on router settings which could cause this?
    >> >> > It shouldn't be related to the firewall or antivirus (Symantec
    >> >> > corporate)
    >> >> > running on the laptop, since the settings are the same for the
    >> >> > wireless
    >> >> > nic
    >> >> > and the wired nic.
    >> >> > Thanks,
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jun 20, 2007
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