connect to printer on different router

September 9, 2010 at 12:06:11
Specs: dd-wrt

I have two router at home. One is a dlink dir825 which all computers connect to. Another one is a netgear wnr854t which is just sitting in a box. I have a our modem and the dlink router are both upstairs and we also have a hp printer which is connect two the router with a cat5 cable (no wireless though). The rest of the family have wireless notebooks downstairs and they all do a lot of printing, scanning, and faxing. Therefore I deg out another printer I got free which also has an enternet port.

So the problem is how can i connect the two routers together wirelessly so one printer can be put upstairs and another downstairs?

Thx in advance!!!

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September 9, 2010 at 12:17:24
You would first check the specs on the routers to see if either supports wireless bridging.

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September 9, 2010 at 16:10:00
they both dont. is there any other way?

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September 9, 2010 at 16:16:11
You can run a wire from router1 lan port to router2 lan port. There is a bunch of other stuff to do but no sense in listing that if you don't want to run a wire.

On the other hand, though not linksys which is the most popular brand for WDS firmware loads, you can check out if there is a WDS firmware upgrade for either unit that can give it the feature of wireless bridging.

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September 9, 2010 at 17:56:52
i checked on google and they both dont support wds. :( boy am i out of luck :(

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September 10, 2010 at 08:42:58
Then running a wire would be your only option. Here would be an example of its hookup

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