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WRT54G cabled from router to USB Printer

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by jimbrook, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. jimbrook

    jimbrook Guest

    I would like to access my EPSON 4660 inkjet printer via cable from my WRT54G router. The printer is located adjacent to the router which facilitates easy cabling. What do I need to cable the ethernet to USB and how do I address the printer via router. I am running two machines which dual boot on XP and SuSE Linux. -- jim
     
  2. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    Hi Jim,

    I couldn't find any information on that printer, but I'm going to assume that it is only USB and does not have an ethernet connection.

    In order to connect a USB printer to a network that does not have a built-in print server, you will have to connect to one. This involves either connecting the printer to a computer and making it available as a shared network printer, this requires the attached computer always be on and available for printing, or through the use of a stand alone print server such as the Linksys WPS54G. Specifically, the WPS54G also supports wireless, so you can place the printer in any nearly any location.

    I personally am using a WPS54GU2 to connect my laser printer to my network and my HP DeskJet 5850 included both wireless and wired ethernet connectivity. It has definitely helped my setup to have the printers available independently on the network and I applaud your effort to do the same. I think once you get things up and running you'll rather like it.

    James
     
  3. ofbarea

    ofbarea Network Guru Member

    I'm using a WPS54G to connect an Epson Photo stylus 820 to my wireless setup. Currently my device has firmware 6049.

    I did not used the bundled CD to configure this print server. I configured it using it's web interface.

    This devices supports TCP/IP, NetBeui and Apple talk. Right now only TCP/IP is enabled. I attempted using NetBeui in the past but I faced many problems with it. Also internet printing feature is diabled.

    I manually configured this printer in Windows. My system recognises it as a Lan manager Printer port, but you could configure it as a printer attached to a standard TCP/IP port (Protocol: LPR; LPR Byte counting enabled: Checked).
     
  4. virgil

    virgil Network Guru Member

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