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WIFI Router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by raiderfan1963, Jun 21, 2006.

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  1. raiderfan1963

    raiderfan1963 Thread Starter

    Jun 21, 2006
    I have a Belkin wireless router. I have a Belkin wireless print server. The router is not connected to the Internet because where I live, only has WIFI service. Which means I also have a Linksys Speed Booster,WUSBG54 to connect to the internet. My problem is that my print server will only print if the CAT 5E is connected from my laptop to the router. At that point I lose my Internet connection. I have to unplug the CAT 5E from the back to gain Internet access.
    Is this the way it has to be?
  2. ntlgnce


    Feb 24, 2001
    Configure the router and get the wireless printer to work. Through the router, (it should not need the internet to print), Then Configure the wireless adapter to connect to the internet. Not sure, but it should work.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    The problem is that both your ethernet and wireless are gettng a Gateway assigned. Windows (except maybe Win 2k Pro) picks one as default--the faster one. Thus "unknown" IP addresses (which would include most or all internet addresses) get routed to the ethernet connection.

    To access the print server you do not need the gateway so an easy fix is to assign a static IP adddress to your ethernet (e.g.,, mask and all other fields blank. The example IP is assuming that the Belkin router is and that its Dhcp range is ....2 thru ....100; make the appropriate adjustments if my assumption is wrong.
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