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Printer connection to the Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G

I purchased the Linksys Wireless device to connect to my printer which is not a wireless printer. What must I do to make this happen.

Is it possible that I need some other connection wiring.

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You bought a router for your printer? Or you have other computers you need to connect to the internet.

If you have more than one computer than you hookup (or connect wirelessly) your computers and then network yor printer so that document can be printed from any machine on your network. If this is not what you are looking for feel free to fill me in on more infomation.


http://compnetworking.about.com/od/homenetworking/a/routernetworks.htm


Try this link for help with networking your printer.

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