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# 19771 29-Feb-2008 23:35
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Hi,

I have a wireless modem router d-link dsl-g604t. I have a wireless laptop and a pc. I want to connect my usb printer to the wireless network. I bought a cheap second hand print server router d-link di-704up. Which I am trying to connect to my wireless router to enable my to print from my wireless laptop.

I have my adsl coming through my wireless modem router then out throught a lan port into the wan port of my router print server and then out from a lan port to my pc. The internet connection works fine and the printer works from my pc to the print server.

I am trying to set up my laptop to print via the wireless router then to the router print server. I have loaded the printer drivers onto my laptop and have tryed to set it up like my pc IE changing the printer port to the ip address of print server.

Is this possible to do ?

ThanksLaughing

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# 113867 1-Mar-2008 01:49
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The problem by the sounds of your setup (had to read it about 5 times to get it in my head where everything was pluged in) is that the wireless router and the print server/PC are on different networks.

What you need to do to work around this is to turn off the DHCP on the di-704up router, give it a static IP in the same range that is given out by the dsl-g604t wireless router.
Next connect the routers together via one of the Lan ports on the di-704up not the WAN port and let the wireless router do the DHCP, and you should be fine from here.
You might need a cross over cable between the wireless router and the di-704up router.

Hope this helps

Dion



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