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#119110 21-May-2013 08:58
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My printer is a ricoh laser, it has ethernet no usb. I have a modem connected to a tplink 1043nd wireless router. Its too far from the router to run a cable. To get the printer onto our wireless network is it right I need to buy an access point? What would be a compatible model please? Printer is about 15m away.

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  #822782 21-May-2013 09:06
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You need a wireless bridge. Most (but not all) access points have the ability to work as a bridge.

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  #823845 22-May-2013 22:39
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A pair of these should work - around the same cost as a good access point / router but almost guaranteed to work.
You simply need to run the ethernet cable back to the router - and these will run said ethernet cable over the power wiring within your walls.

When you are looking at bridging, you generally need to use WDS mode for a proper bridge. This means you need to find an access point or router from the same manufacturer and they both need to support bridge mode. The printer end will just be an access point configured for bridge mode.

You may have a 50% chance of using another manufacturer's access point in bridge mode with your current router.

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