Add Wirless Printer

July 2, 2009 at 04:07:11
Specs: Windows Vista, Pentium Duel T3200 2
Hi guys,

I have BT (uk) broadband and connect via a home hub router,

I have set my spare hime hub up as a wireless porint server (i know this works but is a bit tempramental) anyway, it all works when I'm connected to that hub, and can print wirelessly. be able to do this, I have to disconnect from the internet and connect to the printer with my wireless network card.

Is there anyway I can connect to the print server without having to first disconnect from the internet?

Thank you


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July 2, 2009 at 06:27:48
What is a hub router & why would you need a second one? I've heard of a hub & I've heard of a router but never a hub router. List the make & models of your equipment.

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July 2, 2009 at 07:12:04
Thanks for your reply.

I don't have or need a second line!

When you get broadband from British Telecom in the UK, they give you a wireless router called a homehub! I have aquired a second homehub that I am using as a wireless print server! This is connected to my printer and NOT to an internet connection.

I can print with this but only when I disconnect from my internet connection and connect to the homehub connected to the printer.

What I am asking is, is there a way to add the wireless print server (the second homehub) to my existing wireless network so I can print without having to disconnect from my internet and connect to the printer each time??


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July 2, 2009 at 10:58:13
Disregard that I am using Homehubs, for all intense and purposes, they are just wireless routers that can be used as a print server!

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July 2, 2009 at 11:39:19
Ok, but you only need one homehub, not 2. The connection can be made to the one that BT supplied.

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July 2, 2009 at 12:57:11
I have a BT HomeHube. I cant see a reason for having two as they all come with built in Wireless.

If you really insist on using a second Home hub then you need to reconfigure it. The BT Home hub basic configuration is a bit different that normal and you need to change some IP addresses as well as disable DHCP. You need to make sure bot Homehubs are on the same subnet and the IP adrress you give to the second Homehub is outside the DHCP scope of the first.

The default configuaration of the BT Homehub the gateway address and the address you use to load the configuration page is different. On most routers they are one and the same but on the default configuration of the BT Homehube they are different but can be made the same. This is probably what you need to do.


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