Networking Printers Over Linksys Wireless...

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by shadowfax0, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. shadowfax0 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I just recently bought a Xerox Phaser 8200 for the home office. Now, I have my Mac downstairs, and the PC upstairs, and we both have to be able to print. So, I should be able to hook the ethernet cable into the back fo the printer, and then into one of the ports on the back of my Linksys Wireless router, and all should be fine, right? Wrong! As SOON as I plug the printer in, it disconnects me from the wireless network (My Airport status still says "linksys" and I'm 'on' the netowrk, but the router refuses to share the connection or give me an IP address) Anyhow, any suggestion on how I can get this to work??
     
  2. shadowfax0 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, let's make a correction: How do I do this with a PC?? I set a static IP for the printer, and all is now dandy (on my Mac), HOWEVER, setting up the PC takes me though wizards that ask for stuff I just don't have, and seem to be oblivious to the wireless connection (I'm running Win Xp Home) Suggestions would BE VERY WELCOME!! :)
     

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