why printers slow on wireless network?

By Walid AlMoselhy ·
I work in a windows server 2008 single domain controller environment to manage 16 graphics workstation, the server has 2 printers attached to it through USB, and one network attached plotter, when a laptop tries to connect to a printer through a wireless router attached to the network it takes a long time to repond, the laptops are using windows vista home premium and connects through the 54 Mbits wireless router, of course the laptops are not members of the domain cause of OS restrictions

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Clarify your topology:

by robo_dev In reply to why printers slow on wire ...

is the wireless router the connection to the Internet for the network?

If the wireless router is 'attached to the LAN' via it's WAN port, then you're sending all traffic through it's router and firewall, which can, at best, manage maybe 6MBS throughput.

If the above is the case, disable the DHCP server in the WLAN router and attach to the LAN via one of it's LAN ports...this would work much better.

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by Walid AlMoselhy In reply to Clarify your topology:

The Wireless router is used as the DHCP server, but it is only serving the 2 laptops all other PCs use static IPs
the main network is depending on a Gigabit network, the router is attached to this network using a CAT5e cable, the router is used as the internet gateway.

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