Wireless networking a Xerox Phaser 8650 printer

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hobbes3113, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. hobbes3113 macrumors regular

    hobbes3113

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    I'm hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction with this problem. I just purchased a Phaser 8650 printer as well as a Xerox wireless network card and have been having problems getting everything to play together nicely. My normal network connection is wired (via ethernet), and I do not want to use a USB cable to connect to the printer (it will be too far away). I am able to connect to the printer wirelessly via airport, using a computer-to-computer network, if the ethernet cable (from computer to wall) is unplugged. However if I plug back in the ethernet cable, the wireless connection is lost and I can no longer print. Is there a way for me to connect to the net using my T1 line, while still connecting to the printer wirelessly?

    Thanks for the advice/help...

    hobbes
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

    gsahli

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    The proper way to do that is to get a wireless router. A router simultaneously shares/distributes the internet and keeps local communication isolated.
    You can get a cheap one, but be sure it uses web-browser-based administration, not Windows-only "driver."
     

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