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Using a router to create connection from a wireless network to a wired printer

Q: Using a router to create connection from a wireless network to a wired printer

Help please?

I have recently moved to a rented property and have had fibre broadband installed. The hub is next to the modem which had to be placed at the main telecom entry point to the house. This means that the hub and modem are in the sitting room. I want to have my printer upstairs but do not wish to run a cable all the way from the hub to the printer. I do have a couple of old wireless hubs - a Belkin and a 2-Wire. Would it be possible to put one of these upstairs hardwired to the printer and configure one of these to pick up the wireless signal from the new hub? Or am I mad??

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A: Using a router to create connection from a wireless network to a wired printer

Hey winkent. I see a need for more info.

Is your "modem" a combo modem/router, and if so, is it a wireless model?
How many pc's are being used and how do they connect, wired or wirelessly?
Is this printer a network printer (has an Ethernet jack)?
Are these hubs or are they switches?
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A:Wired to wireless connection via router...

On the problem computer, and one of the others, please do this.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following two commands:

nbtstat -n

ipconfig /all

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
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A:Trouble with Router; wired connection works but wireless does not

could be a firewal blocking - have you switched off the firewall on the PC

any other PC able to use the wireless connection ?

Do you have wireless encryption enabled - if so try taking that OFF - by logging into router and removing wireless secruity

Download and install

Then run the program and post a screen shot of the program running
To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
Wireless Profiles
- Vista:
- delete the wireless profiles
control Panel
classic view
network and sharing center
manage wireless networks

Delete the profiles
you will then have to enter the wireless secruity key for any networks you connect to

- XP
- delete the preferred networks
control panel
network connections
right click on the wireless connection listed
wireless networks tab
in the preferred network list
click on each one and - remove button

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{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all

-> Start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all
post back the results here
TWO Methods to do that - if you cannot access the internet with PC, then use method 2 to copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Method ONE -------------------------------------------------------------
start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Method TWO -------------------------------------------------------------

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

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this can be done - - WITH CARE.

First issue is to understand what your LAN looks like and what the DHCP range setting is;

get a command prompt (start->run->cmd)
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A tutorial here:

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A:Network (wired and wireless) loses connection, needs restart

Don't know if this may help...

I was losing connectivity and then found out my old cordless phone ( house phone ) was a 2.4 GHZ phone. that is the same freq as wireless-

I went into the router and changed the channel to 11

Now I never lose connection.

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A:Using a wireless bridge and router to create a local network

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You get it to connect to the new network the same way you got it to connect to the previous one.
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A:wireless network printer connection problem

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A:Network printer via wireless and Vista 64 connection problem

Try the Vista32 driver

Hi Zyrreh

Personally I would try to install the 32 bit driver application. Microsoft say they support 32 bit applications as a fallback. And then I would create a Standard TCP/IP port to the printer. If it complains you could go into port properties and put it on LPR with portname "print", enable byte counting and disable SNMP bidirectional comunication.

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A:Solved: Internet provider wireless modem/router and my hard wired router

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A:Wired Router and a Wireless Router Working Together?

Yes, this is standard practice, and every router company I know has installation in their downloadable user guide.
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A:Wireless Router versus Wired Router

If you use WPA or WPA2 with a strong random key, wireless is quite secure.

Your other point is bogus, a wired router or a wireless router has the same security as far as incoming threats are concerned. There is no additional security gained by having the wireless channels encrypted, it just prevents people from "tapping into the wire".

You will never be "safer" with a wireless router, but you can be as safe as with a wired only one.
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A:Best wireless router to replace my wired router

Quote: Originally Posted by Dsmith148

I'm currently connected to the internet via a Linksys router that is wired only.What i need to know is what is the best wireless router available at this time that i can get to replace my current wired router based on your own experiences with wireless.There are two computers and an xbox 360 on my network.Thanks for your assistance!

Hi and welcome

Stick with linksys either G, or N. I have had nightmares with netgear,dlink, etc

Ken J+
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A:Connecting a Wireless Router to a Wired Router

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

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Hope you can help.


C h r e d g e.

A:Setting up a wireless router as a wired router

Just connect the cables correctly, and everything should connect without any configuring.
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A:Linking wireless router to wired router help

Does no one know how to fix this?
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Hi -

Is the system new?
Do you have an Internet Security app installed, e.g., NIS, N360, KIS, McAfee, etc. . .?

Regards. . .


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A:Wireless/Wired router

Yes it will work, just run the Linksys setup and connect it like you had the old one connected
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- Any one including visitors using the WiFi connection must be given the username/password, right?

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A:wireless vs wired router

They can be secure, depends on the security methods used.

Possible, but not likely. Of course it all depends on the type of data that you are really trying to protect. No real reason for anyone to expend a lot of time trying to hack into a secure network just to get internet access.

You can provide visitors complete access via l/p, limited access via l/p, or limited access without login. All depends on how you want to provide access.

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A:No Router - Wired Connection Hacked?

Are you sure you do not have wireless? I see no other way that they could be connected to your network.

What is the make and model of your various routers/modems? How are you connected to the internet?
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"cannot connect" means what?!
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A:Using a printer wired to a pc on a wireless computer

I don't understand this issue. If printer sharing works running with a wired connection, there should be no difference using a wireless connection to the same router.

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Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

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Specs if it is of any need.
Wired router - just a typical wired router
Wireless Router- Trendnet wireless router

A:Making a wired router wireless

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

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A:Switching from wired to wireless. Need router.

My honest suggestion based on my own experience is trendnet or belkin.
I've had horrible experience with both dlink and linksys.
They all seem to die within a year and a half.
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A:Changing from wired to wireless router

Do you have the user's/setup manual.If not hardcopy it should be on the cd,that hopefully came with the router.
If not,it can be downloaded.I have skimmed it on line and appears to be pretty complete.
First thing I would do is log onto your existing router and write down all the config settings(ipaddress/ppoe settings if there etc)so that you can configure the new modem in a similar method.
The main differences would be selecting a wireless channel(1/6/11)in US and encryption method.I might go with wpa and see if that works for you
And enabling ssid broadcasting.
Here is a link to a Microsoft tutorial on manually setting up this router/ap.
Hope it helps
Here is a link that goes into some detail about manually configuring this router
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