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#1 Christechie

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:07 PM

I've got a Hewlett Packard Deskjet D2560 which only has a USB port connection.  I purchased a TP-Link WPS510U Print Server which plugs into the USB port and allows me to access this printer via WiFi.

 

I'm trying to install this Print Server on 2 laptops, a Dell Inspiron running Win7 and a Dell Inspiron running Windows 10.  When I first installed the print server, I was able to print to this Deskjet.  However, after a few weeks the Print Server stopped working.  I have uninstalled it and re-installed it on both laptops to no avail.  When I send a test print and then check the status of the Deskjet, it reads "Printer busy or error".  I can ping the IP address assigned to the Print Server but cannot print to the Deskjet on either PC.

 

I've contacted TP-Link tech support and have an open ticket but I'm getting no where with them.  The want to conduct a remote troubleshooting session but they are located in a time zone opposite mine.  They are only available from 9PM until 11:30PM and I am not.

 

Can anyone suggest another device that will successfully convert this USB Deskjet into a WiFi device?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

 



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#2 mikey11

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:17 PM

probably not what you want to hear....but

 

when you consider the price of the printer, and what your spending on the adapters, what your doing is really a waste of time and money.....i would suggest buying a new printer with WIFI

 

i would also suggest a laser printer....more economical in the long run


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:40 PM

You may get a better answer regarding the print server using the TPlink forum specific to print servers.

 

http://forum.tp-link.com/search.php?searchid=8840498



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Posted 23 April 2018 - 11:51 AM

Mikey11, I already have ink for this Deskjet and wanted to take advantage of that, since ink is so expensive.  A WiFi printer is in my future.  Thanks

 

JohnC_21, I've been trying to join the TP-Link forum as well.  I'm waiting for my reply email that I've been granted access, since last Friday. (4/20).  Thanks



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Posted 23 April 2018 - 03:56 PM

I kept one of my older builds (P4) and used it as a home network server.  It has 500 GB drive for all users along with a serial USB HP AIO unit for all users to print, scan and store  It also has a parallel port (Centronics) for an older printer.






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