PC, Router, Laptop, Wireless Networ

Dell / Mm061...
March 2, 2009 at 05:18:53
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.596 GHz / 1014 MB
I'm going nuts trying to set up a wireless printer. We have a Dell PC, a Dell laptop, Belkin router and a Brother Wireless Printer. The PC is wired to the router and printer. The laptop is wifi to the router, but I can't get it to use the wireless printer. Help.

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March 2, 2009 at 07:50:53
First you said that the PC is wired to the router and the printer. Then you wanted to know how to use it as a wireless printer. It has to be one or the other. You have to use it as a shared printer, not a network printer if it's connected to the PC by a USB cable because it's on a USB port not a TCP port.

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March 2, 2009 at 09:10:41
thank you...yes I mean a network printer since the desktop does not have wifi card. So, how do I do this?

thanks again

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March 2, 2009 at 12:00:16
I assume the router has a 4 port switch integrated if so you should connect the priter to one of the switch ports on the router, the wireless laptop will get assigned an ip by the router you will have to manually give both the printer a dekstop an ip and subnet mask,

For example if the routers built in IP was then it would look like this,


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March 2, 2009 at 12:30:49
You would only need to give the network printer a static ip address. If it supports dhcp and a host name then you would not need to do a static assignment. You would connect to the printer via host name.

How to get it setup and then how to configure the pc/laptop to connect to it would be covered in the manual that came with the printer.

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