Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
I can print to all of the printers on our network when the cable is plugged directly into my computer. However if I am using a wirless router I can't seem to print to any of the printers. What do I need to do to continue using a wirelss router and print to the already functioning printers?
Usually wireless routers prohibit master browser (network neighborhood) communications from traversing between the wireless and wired computers. You can usually overcome this by setting a static ip address for the computers with the printers so that they are not a moving target (addresses are always changing with DHCP). Then you can use UNC paths to get from wireless computer to your target on internal network. For example, to connect to printer (with shared name BrotherH) on a wired computer with static ip address of 192.168.0.19, on wireless computer create a network printer and manually enter the address \\192.168.0.19\BrotherH , now the wireless computer should be able to traverse and connect to the wired printer.
Your wireless router should have a pool of static ip addresses available, say 192.168.1.1-49, you can specify this to your liking, and then you can also have a block of handed out DHCP numbers, say 192.168.50-60 or whatever.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
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