I have a cnet g-router which I use for my wireless laptop. My laptop is the only computer (windows xp-a dell inspiron 6400) I use. I have a printer that I would like to connect to my router so that I can use it wirelessly. I have bought a print server from trademe a while back, assuming that it was what I needed to make the printer connect to my laptop via the router. It is this one tinyurl.com/6noh8l .
Initially I had some problems with finding the print server, but I have resolved that by turning off the firewall, and have now set up the firewall so that the firewall works again. I have installed the print server and named the printer server and have the printer driver etc installed, but it still doesn't print. I have added a printer in the control panel printers and faxes icon, and that comes up as if it is online. I have installed another port, but I don't really know what I am doing at this stage (as you can probably guess). The installation manual (online) tells me to install the client installlation software, but as I don;t have the installation disc I only have what is online, and somehow it doesn't do for me what I want. Appearantly it is all there if you read the manual. I am thinking that this is getting all too difficult.
Does anyone have a simple solution to try? Else I might sell the whole lot and buy a router with an inbuilt print server eg Asus WL520GU wireless router with usb print server- or would that cause the same problems that I have now?? Thanks for your help.