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Solved: Wireless Router with Wired Print Server

Discussion in 'Networking' started by LadySaye, Jan 23, 2009.

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  1. LadySaye

    LadySaye Thread Starter

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    I have a Linksys wireless router connected to my cable moden. Everthing is working fine. Last night I connected a wired Linksys print server to my wireless router. Ran the software on my PC, set up was a breeze, it found the printer...no problem.

    The problem, I cannot connect to the printer from either my desktop PC or my laptop. I guess the real problem is I don't know where to find the printer to connect to it. Just in case it makes a difference, the router is my network. I have my PC wired to the rounter and use the wireless feature for my laptop.

    Hope this makes sense...thanks.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Can you connect to the printer from any machine?
     
  3. LadySaye

    LadySaye Thread Starter

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    No I cannot connect to the printer from either my desktop or laptop computer.
     
  4. Rich-M

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    You have to install the printer in Printers in Control panel as a "networked printer" and the easiest way is go into the router screen (in a browser 192.168.1.1) and find the ip address of the printer and install it by Tcp/ip method.
     
  5. bradacus

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    Yep just use the 'Add Printer' wizard.
     
  6. LadySaye

    LadySaye Thread Starter

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    That's all it took; thank you so much. I can now print from both systems :).

    Problem solved.

    Thanks again,
    LadySaye
     
  7. Rich-M

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    Great we all love the easy ones!
     
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