Settings to allow ethernet connection from printer to Linksys router to work

Settings to allow ethernet connection from printer to Linksys router to work

Post by Bud » Sun, 27 Apr 2008 11:47:13


I am trying to connect a new Samsung CLX-3160FN all-in-one color laser
printer into my home network.

I have a Linksys WRT54GS router which is hard wired via ethernet cable to
(1) a desktop computer and (2) the new Samsung CLX-3160FN. Also, two
notebook computers use this network.

The Linksys router is set for DHCP. The samsung can be set to (1) DHCP or
(2) static IP address. Presently, it is set to "DHCP".

I can ping the IP address but cannot get a connection to work correctly.

What settings does one need to include in the Linksys router settings and
also the printer settings to allow the new printer hardwired to the router
to work on the network properly?

If it matters, I am using Zone Alarm with Antivirus. I disabled it at some
points of testing and the printer failed to network properly then, also.

Some information from the Linksys WRT54GS router below. Supplementary
information only.

Bud H


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DHCP Server IP Address : 192.168.1.1

Client Host Name IP Address

192.168.1.100
inspiron6400 192.168.1.104
SEC0015993E8875 192.168.1.105 (this one is the new Samsung printer connected
via ethernet to the Linksys WRT54GS)
latituded820 192.168.1.106


Router Name: WRT54GS
Host Name:
Domain Name: hsd1.in.comcast.net.

Login Type: Automatic Configuration - DHCP
IP Address: 67.177.181.186
Subnet Mask: 255.255.254.0
Default Gateway: 67.177.180.1
DNS 1: 68.87.72.130
DNS 2: 68.87.77.130
DNS 3:
MTU: 1500



Auto Configuration - DHCP

Local IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Starting IP Address: 192.168.1.100

================================

Firewall Protection: Enabled

Block WAN Requests

Block Anonymous Internet Requests: YES
Filter Multicast: YES
Filter Internet NAT Redirection: NO
Filter IDENT(Port 113): YES

============================

Access Server: HTTP (YES), HTTPS (NO)

UPnP: Enabled

============================

Ping

PING 192.168.1.105 (192.168.1.105): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.1.105: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=1.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.105: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=1.0 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.105: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=1.0 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.105: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=1.0 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.105: icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=1.0 ms
--- 192.168.1.105 ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 1.0/1.1/1.9 ms

===========================

Traceroute

traceroute to 192.168.1.105 (192.168.1.105), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 192.168.1.105 (192.168.1.105) 1.474 ms 1.099 ms 1.011 ms
Trace complete

============================

Login Type: Automatic Configuration - DHCP
IP Address: 67.177.181.186
Subnet Mask: 255.255.254.0
Default Gateway: 67.177.180.1
DNS 1: 68.87.72.130
DNS 2: 68.87.77.130
DNS 3:
MTU: 1500

===============================

IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
DHCP Server: Enabled
Start IP Address: 192.168.1.100
End IP Address: 192.168.1.149

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Settings to allow ethernet connection from printer to Linksys router to work

Post by Lem » Mon, 28 Apr 2008 05:29:28

ud H wrote:

From what I can tell, it appears as if you have set things up
correctly. The printer has acquired a good IP address from the router.
The router's firewall settings are not relevant here -- they relate to
the firewall between your router and the Internet and are not directed
to internal LAN connections.

Have you printed a network configuration page using the printer's
control panel? Press Menu until Network appears on the bottom line of
the display and press OK. Press the Scroll buttons until Network Info.
appears and press OK. Press OK when Yes appears. The Network
Configuration page prints out. About the only thing I can think of to
look for here is to make sure that you have properly configured the
printer to use TCP/IP on Windows rather than one of the other networking
protocols/operating systems that it supports.

Were you able to install this printer on your computer, or is the lack
of communication preventing the install from completing? If it has been
installed, go to Printers and Faxes and check to make sure that the
printer has been assigned a TCP/IP port. While you're there, click on
"configure port" and check the "port settings" tab to make sure that the
correct IP address is specified there.

Have you previously successfully used your LAN to share files (or
printers attached directly to one of the computers) or have you only
used it to access the Internet? If the latter, strongly suspect that
there is another firewall blocking communication between the computer
and the printer. Some antivirus apps (notoriously Norton) include an
"Internet Worm Protection" feature that is a firewall and must be
configured to permit LAN traffic. Similarly, Nvidia network adapters
may have a hardware firewall than must be configured properly. Finally,
you may have to uninstall ZA, rather than merely turning it off, to be
certain that it is not the culprit.

--
Lem -- MS-MVP

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