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Discussion in 'Networking' started by edonchow, Sep 13, 2017.

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  1. edonchow

    edonchow Thread Starter

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    I bought a Toshiba e-Studio 2540c Digital Copier/Printer for my wireless network. My Linksys EA7400 wireless router has 2 USB ports that I can use and I have a Netgear wireless adapter also. How can I connect the printer?

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  3. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Chuck Trusted Advisor

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    Hi edonchow, and welcome to TSG.

    One way to connect the multifunction printer to the router is using an Ethernet cable. If you require a wireless connection, please tell us the exact model number and any hardware version number of your Netgear wireless adapter.

    EDIT: By any chance, does your printer have the Toshiba GN-1060 Wireless LAN card installed?
     
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  4. lunarlander

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    Read the manual. We all do it.
     
  5. edonchow

    edonchow Thread Starter

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    No LAN card. Is that a better way to connect? I would be willing to buy one if it is easy enough to install.

    I have a Netgear AC600 WiFi USB Adapter. I can also connect to a USB port on the router with a USB printer cable, if that helps.
     
  6. TerryNet

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    The router you posted above has two USB ports for storage devices, but none for a printer.
     
  7. edonchow

    edonchow Thread Starter

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    What can I do to get to be able to print from this machine?
     
  8. lunarlander

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    Plug the USB from the printer into your computer. Read the manual.
     
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  9. edonchow

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    lunarlander, please read the original post. I want to connect wirelessly. Do you have to be rude?

    If you knew what a Toshiba e-Studio copier/printer looks like you would know that it is not just another desktop. It is in another room and too big for my office. The solution I am looking for is not addressed by the manual.
     
  10. cwwozniak

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    Is your computer connected wired or wirelessly to the Linksys EA7400 wireless router? If so, here are three possible connection options:

    1) The e-Studio 2540c should come with a built in wired LAN port. If feasible, connect it to an open LAN port socket on the Linksys EA7400 wireless router with an Etherent cable.

    2) Is it possible to connect the e-Studio 2540c printer via USB to a different computer that is also connected to the Linksys EA7400 wireless router? If so, you should be able to have the other computer share the printer with other computers on the same LAN. This may only work for printing, but not for scanning.

    3) Have a Toshiba GN-1060 Wireless LAN card installed on the e-Studio 2540c printer. It can then be configured to connect to the LAN via the Linksys EA7400 wireless router.
     
  11. edonchow

    edonchow Thread Starter

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    My laptops, (2) are wireless to the router. I freed up a LAN port so I am able to:
    1) The e-Studio 2540c should come with a built in wired LAN port. If feasible, connect it to an open LAN port socket on the Linksys EA7400 wireless router with an Etherent cable.

    I have tried to add the printer, but it does not show up.
     
  12. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Chuck Trusted Advisor

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    You need to check the printer's manual for instructions for connecting the printer to the LAN. You need to figure out how to have the printer use DHCP if it is used by the router to assign an IP address or to manually configure an IP address and sub-net mask on the printer.
     
  13. edonchow

    edonchow Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I'll try that.
     
  14. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Chuck Trusted Advisor

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    There is a posibility that once the printer has a working network connection, you may need to install some printer utility software on the computer and then have the software search and find the printer on the network. I recall doing something like that with a fax/printer combo unit a few years ago. The printer's manual should have that information as well.
     
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