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My new linksys router doesn't allow me to print

My printer and computer are hardwired into this new router. I had been using a D-Llink router and decided to upgrade the router (new router: WRT160N) to give better wireless service to another computer elsewhere. The new router does show my printer, but does not allow me to print. Can you help?

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Try deleting the printer from the PC then browse for network printers and set it up again....

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