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Registered: ‎2012-03-22

PS121v1 does not wakeup

Hello,
I have a client with the following problem.
He comes into the office first in the morning and wants to print out previous day reports. Has to unplug then plug in PS121v1 device to get printer to 'wake up'.

Devices and details
PS121 v1 with latest firmware I believe but going to double check tomorrow.
Printer is an HP m1319f.
Network of 3 Windows XP PCs
Netgear WNDR3700v2 router
Netgear 5 port switch connecting all devices then one CAT5 line to router.

Device works fine all day there after. I put static IP address directly on device and is also set in router to give the PS121 the same IP in case it gets reset, etc.

One important note - NONE of the PCs are running the Netgear PS121 software. I manually created the IP ports on each machine. I always do it this way and never have any troubles.

THE ONLY PROBLEM is that it will not wake up/respond on first print attempt in mornings. Once PS121 is unplugged and plugged back in...everything is fine.

IDEAS????
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Re: PS121v1 does not wakeup

Is the PS-121 on a static ip address? Ping it as the first step in troubleshooting and make sure it responds.

I had similar issues with the PS121 (both versions), back when I used to use them, but never to the point that it was every day - mine would seem to lose their network connection (the link light on the switch would be dark) at random intervals - I eventually upgraded to printers with integrated ethernet and phased out most of the PS121s, but I still have a couple out there.

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Re: PS121v1 does not wakeup

My Ps101 did the same behavior and still use it but behavior is not all the time.

I agree that I think it's better go with network ready printer is best performance.
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June Mizoguchi-
Initial Contributor
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Registered: ‎2012-03-22

Re: PS121v1 does not wakeup

Yes, I do have a static CORRECT IP. My first post clearly explains and provides all details of the setup.
Initial Contributor
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Registered: ‎2012-03-22

Re: PS121v1 does not wakeup

Yes, as stated in my first post, I have a static IP set and also have it set on the router in case the PS121 gets weird.
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Registered: ‎2012-03-22

Re: PS121v1 does not wakeup

jmizoguchi wrote:
My Ps101 did the same behavior and still use it but behavior is not all the time.

I agree that I think it's better go with network ready printer is best performance.


Tell me about it! lol But it is not my choice and it is very new. Not going to happen.
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