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Network printing I have a linksys wireless g router and a linksys psus4 wired print server and i have a brother MFC-240c all in one printer the network works good but I can not get the printer to work from any of 5 computers. This is driving me crazy please help

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I am afraid, PSUS4 is an older model of print server , which supports only ordinary printers. All in ones are not supported by PSUS4. Linksys have other print server which works with all in one printers. The model number is WPSM54G. Probably you can try that. Also, if the PSUS4 is less than one month old, you can get it replaced with the WPSM54G from the stores itself . The WPSM54G can be used as wired as well as wireless to the router. If you want to use the PSUS4, you may need an ordinary printer like Office jet or laser jet with USB 1.1 version.- Thank you

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