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Unable to setup wireless print server with wireless router

I have a Linksys wireless-g MFP print server model no. MPSM54G and a Motorola Surfboard wireless g modem/wireless router SBG900. I am unable to get my pc to find the print server even after following all the necessary instructions. When I get to the screen that searches for devices it returns not found, what can I do to troubleshoot or fix this issue, thanks in advance. John

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    I have the exact same problem. Is it possible that the SBG900 is just a wireless cable modem gateway and not a "wireless router" (i.e. the SBG900 does not route/link your computer and the print server)?

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The issue was the wireless print server not properly connecting to my home network and thus being unable to see my modem/network. This was because my linksys wireless print server generates its wep key with a different algorithm than the Motorola surfboard SBG900, this also explains why when I was using my old linksys wireless g router, things worked without any issue (same wep key algorithm). Once I figured out how to manually configure the print servers wireless settings and manually enter the wep security settings I was able to connect to my network and the configuration found the print server and I was able to finish setup.

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