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I wanted to set up the printserver wirelessly but everytime my computer searches for the printer server, it only registers in the wizard if i connect the WPS54G to the router. If i do this, i am able to set up successfully but i cannot use the printer server if i detach the ethernet from the printserver. I want to use it wirelessly, as i cannot have the printer and the server connected to the router which is located in the living room.

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  • emmalolos Aug 01, 2009

    Thanks. Follow up question. If you take a look at the How it Works portion of the BOx, it says Connect thePrintserver directly to your newtwork by 10/100 Ethernet cable or wirelessly over 54Mbps Wireless-G (801.11g). The wireless option lets you put your printer wherever you want without having to run cables.

    What you are saying is that i can do the wireless part but i need to lay a long cable from the printer server to the router. THis is a bit confusing. Also the picture shows a printserver attached to the printer but without cables at all.

    Will appreciate additional inputs from you. THanks.

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The printer and print server has to be connected to the wireless router by a network cable for you to print wirelessly from the laptop.
If possible connect a long network cable between the print server and the wireless router or move the router next to the print server and printer.
You maybe able to use a wireless repeater/extender but is it worth the added costs and complication. The extended range would invite hackers unless you secure your system.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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    Chris Hingee Aug 05, 2009

    You can connect the printer to the wireless print server, it communicates to your wireless router like a wireless repeater/extender. Basically the print server needs to be configured with the wireless router's settings eg. SSID, Infrastructer or Ad hoc mode, encryption etc.

    Have you got the instruction manual and the installation CD that came with the print server?

    If not

    Download the driver/installation file and User guide manual use this link :-

    www.linksysbycisco.com/APAC/en/support/WPS54G/download



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