connecting wired devices to wireless router

September 29, 2010 at 09:47:53
Specs: Windows XP
Can i connect a wired sony digital camera or a hp printer to Wireless router(teracom) which has a usb port and access it on my pc? I am going to buy a Hp K209 printer , therefore pl tell me if i buy this printer (wired) can i make it wireless through this Teracom router, also pl guide after connecting how do i access these gadgets on my pc. i connected the camera but my pc could not detect it.


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#1
September 29, 2010 at 15:23:03
Of course your camera was not recognized when you connected it to the router. The camera isn't a network device. It can only be direct connected to a USB port on a PC.

The printer you mention is also NOT a stand-alone network printer. It would need to be connected by USB to a PC or a separate network printserver device.

What is the exact model of the teracom device you have? It is unclear what function is served by the USB port on it.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
September 29, 2010 at 15:50:10
Some routers come with two wan ports, a usb and a rj45. I hope you are not confusing the usb port with something you can use.

To connect a printer to a router the router will have a print server builtin.
To connect usb devices it has to support usb devices.

Your routers manual mention any of this?


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#3
September 29, 2010 at 21:23:40
Its a Teracom Model T2-B-Gawv1-4U10Y-BI, The type is ADSL2+CPE. . It has 4 LAN, 1USB, 1FXS, and a DSL port(connection slot). Thanks for the detail on camera, but will I be able to connect the HP K209(wired) printer to this router and use it as wireless. If not can u suggest anyother way to make this printer wireless, as the ink cost is very less for this printer compared to all other models of hp. thanks

Bina


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#4
September 30, 2010 at 05:27:31
I haven't been able to find a wireless printserver that lists your HP K209 in it's compatibility list. I have no doubt most wireless printservers would allow you to print but it's the non-print functions that are the problem. Few wireless printservers support multifunction scanning/copying/fax and if you want to use those features wirelessly you will need to find a printserver that supports those features in your model printer. Suggest you email HP and ask them.

The teracom unit seems to be a combination ADSL2 modem & Router. I have not been able to find a simple user guide that describes what the USB port is for, I understand the 4 LAN ports and even the FXS which seems to be for connection of phone or fax.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#5
September 30, 2010 at 19:18:28
Thanks Richard, would write to Hp as suggested. Thats too nice of you to reply. take care.

Bina


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