Print to WiFi AND Connect to Mobile Broadband

November 18, 2010 at 13:31:03
Specs: Windows XP SP3, x86/2MB

I am using a USBConnect Mercury Card (ATT Mobile Broadband) on a ThinkPad Win XP SP3 machine. Basically what I am trying to figure out is how can I print to my WiFi Canon MP560 which is connected to a Linksys wireless G router and be connected to the web at the same time. When you launch the communication software for the modem it aces out my Intel wifi card and sees my GSM device as well as my home network with no problem. Both connect fine and work individually but if I connect to both simultaneously my connection to the internet is lost (even though the software shows its still connected). I often print documents from a particular website where I am culling through data...sometimes I need to print sometimes I don't so I need the printer live and available without disconnecting and re-connecting every time I want to print. Add saving to a PDF for a batch print later is unacceptable.

Is there some work around for this? My printer does not support an 'ad-hoc' connection so that's not an option and I really don't want to use a 3G router because I am on the go all the time.

I guess what it comes down to is can you connect to two wireless networks at one time keeping live connections to both? I've asked the folks at ATT but they are clueless. Thanks...

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November 18, 2010 at 14:01:16
take the gateway entry off the interface going to the lan printer. Windows can only use one gateway.

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November 18, 2010 at 14:08:17
Sorry...I dont know what that is. Would you mind providing a few more details...tks!

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