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Connecting to a wireless network and a LAN at the same time

By mrpunjab ·
We have an old Xerox DocuCentre printer which we have moved to the warehouse section to use primarily as copier. At certain times when the Directors have meetings in the showroom they want to print from that printer as rest of them are on the office level. Now this Xerox is not near any Network port.

I was given the task to connect this printer with a spare wireless router so that they can print with their Laptop's which have wireless capabilities.

I have a few issues while doing it:

1. The Laptop's will be connected to a LAN while they will try printing through wireless N/W. I can't seem to make both the networks work together. LAN has a DHCP server. As soon as the ethernet cable is plugged in the wireless connection losses the connection.

Anyone out there who can help????

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Clarification please...

by Breezer85 In reply to Connecting to a wireless ...

forgive me for this but i fail to understand how you're trying to set this up.

If it were me, based on what you've written (and my lack of understanding):

1) Give the router and printer a static IP and disable DHCP on the router.
2) Plug the router into the LAN network
3) Connect the printer to the router via ethernet cable.
4) Install the printer on a TCP_IP port fo it's IP address.

Let me know if i've hit the nail on the head, or severed my thumb! ;-)

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You are contradicting yourself, and have two seperate issues.

by 1bn0 In reply to Connecting to a wireless ...

1. Now this Xerox is not near any Network port.

2. As soon as the ethernet cable is plugged in the wireless connection losses the connection.

You need to clarify your setup.

A.Do you have an existing wireless capability?
b. Does the showroom have a wired LAN connection?
c. If no to B , what wired LAN connection are you dis/connecting at the router?


Sounds like you need to add a wireless access point to the network. The router can probably be setup for this purpose.

Then a "Wireless Print Server" for the Xerox so it can become a member of the network as well.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=371&&srkey=wireless%20print%20server

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