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wrt54g v2 and wireless printserver

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by wbahadoer, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. wbahadoer

    wbahadoer LI Guru Member

    I need some serious help with my WRT54G and belkin f1up0001 wireless printserver. My WRT54G is running sveasofts hacked freeman firmware. I can connect wirelessly to this router with 3 laptops. I have this router for almost 2 years and never had a problem. Now I want to connect my belkin printserver, but it won't work. I tried everything Belkin support desk has told me but nothing helped. I tried several channels (1-13) and several encryption methods (WEP WPA and no encryption). I've even tried placing the printserver closer to the router( 4 feet), but no luck. Belkin guys ran out of solutions for me. The printserver works perfect when wired, but wirelessly ....no go.
     
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Are you sure all settings are correct. I took a quick look at your manual and it (print server) does some goofy things with dhcp. Check to be sure the ssid is correct and the print server only does WEP so thats all that your network would beable to be set up with. Also make sure that you are broadcasting your ssid, some wireless devices dont like to work correctly when they dont see the ssid. I dont see any reason why it does not work, minimally your wireless card on your machine should see your printserver broadcasts and show you in available wireless networks, if you cannot see your printserver in your wireless settings then there may be something wrong with the wireless functionality of the unit.
     
  3. wbahadoer

    wbahadoer LI Guru Member

    First of all thank you for responding.
    I double/triple/quartable/...... checked all my settings and I'm sending my ssid out. I've got the version2002 of the belkin printserver, which according to belkin is capable of handeling WPA. But right at this moment I'm using 128 bits WEP just to be sure. I've put in the mac of the printserver in my WRT54G and hand typed ( no copy/paste) the WEP key in the printserver. What am I doing wrong. And I also have a Sitecom printserver WL-201 v2, which I can't get connected either. I don't consider myself a newbie, but this makes me and you all hesitate though!
     
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I wouldnt call it hesitate, more like frustrated, curious, those are probably more accurate. If you open your wireless settings (available wireless networks) if you are using XP. Can you see your printserver? I use an airlink printserver (wireless) and when stuff is goofed up and it doesnt connect much like you, i can minimally see it show up in wireless networks to know that the antenna is working.
     
  5. wbahadoer

    wbahadoer LI Guru Member

    I do think the antenna works, because when I set up the wireless printserver through the wizard, I at a given moment get the option to join this printserver to my network and when I press the site survey, I can see my wireless network with the right information ( open/shared encryption or not SSID etc...). Both the printservers ( Belkin and Sitecom) cannot join this network, so I thought the problem would lie in my WRT54G, but the wireless option of the WRT54G works( my laptops don't seem to have a problem with it).
     
  6. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I know i asked this a little while ago, but the manual for that device states that if it does not get a dhcp address it assigns a static ip to the interface of 192.168.2.254, could potentially the printserver have an ip assigned to it and is the reason that you cannot connect. Also do you have dhcp turned on and available address to get given out. Are you limiting your dhcp to only certain mac's. If all of that is yes, then find a friend that has a wireless device and see if it connects to his or hers. Another test that comes to mind is, assign a static ip to your printsever thats not currently being used on your network, make sure ssid is correct and turn off wep.
     
  7. wbahadoer

    wbahadoer LI Guru Member

    The printserver has a static IP adress, which is assigned by the router in which I put in the MAC of the printserver. So the printserver shouldn't be asking for a IP. I also put in the static ip in the printserver. My dhcp scope has a lot of ip addresses, which are not used so it can hand them out if needed.
     

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