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It is because the WiFI connection is more than likely on another IP address ie: Cable:192.168.0.1 type thing. WiFi:10.1.1.1 Type thing... so ya have to configure ya access and point ya printer in the right direction, so reinstall ya printer & driver and when it asks where the network printer is, point it to the correct address of the router's port..
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I assume you connect your printer to the desktop with the USB cable.
I assume the laptop is connected to the Wifi network.
First you need to setup the printer to connect to the wireless network. Follow the printer installation instructions to do that.
Next insert the install Disc into the laptop and follow the installation instructions. Use the network installation section.
The printer has a built-in server for printing.
If UPNP is enabled on the router then you should be able to browse the printer on the network.
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.
suggest plugging print server directly into p.c via blue ethernet cable during setup. Then run setup program and then pick an ip address that works with your router (in same network ip range of router) that does not clash . I would use print server as a switch if it is close to the router by ethernet cable between router and wireless print server. Then both should work
Wireless to server and other wired computers as well .
Hoopers statement is generally correct, but INCOMPLETE in this case. It cannot be used as a router, because this device has no input for the network connection from your cable modem or other broadband device. HOWEVER, this device is also a wireless bridge. That is, you can use it as a router to connect multiple computers in your SOHO network (but not to the broadband device) and you can use it to wirelessly route a remotely located computer or device, such as a PS3, a TIVO box, etc. that cannot be provided with a wireless network adaptor, to a wireless router that is connnected to your broadband device.
Your post does not mention all IP addresses in use, and which devices use wireless. That information would be helpful.
Is it possible that you are getting an IP address from a router for your internet access, then when you try to talk to your print server it may be trying to assign an ip address too.
(Sometimes a wired computer also has wireless enabled, which can cause an issue when one ip address has already been received on the wired connection and a wireless connection is also trying to connect.)