wireless netbook connection to small home network with wireless router POSSIBLE? HOW?

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by Roscoe P Pendoscoe, May 16, 2010.

  1. Have a new HP 311 netbook and want to print/fax/scan using my Linksys
    WRT54GS Wireless Router.

    HP's site goes all around the subject but does not address my

    Anyone have a little help?


    Knowledge is like money, the less you talk about it
    the more people assume you have.
    Roscoe P Pendoscoe, May 16, 2010
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  2. Roscoe P Pendoscoe

    Bob K Guest

    Well, Rick --- the only question I see is if anyone has a little help :)

    To continue the humor side of an answer, I don't have that router, and
    am not familiar with it -- but I am almost willing to bet the router
    isn't able to scan, or print.

    To be a tad more serious -- why not tell the people here what the rest
    of your hardware is? And, software, also. Are there other computers on
    your LAN? What do you use to do your printing, scanning, and faxing now?

    I have a Netgear router here, and my primary printer is a Brother Laser
    printer. It has network capability (able to be hooked into an ethernet
    cable). When it is powered up, it asks for an IP address from the
    router, just like your computers probably do. To keep things organized,
    I have the router told to always give the same IP to the printer.

    For each computer on the LAN, I have installed the printer driver for
    the Brother. The printer is broadcasting it's presence on the LAN, and
    when I install the drivers for the printer, they have found the correct
    IP and link to it. From that point on, the computers have that printer
    available, like any other printer they may be aware of.

    I assume you want to come up with some similar arrangement. If the
    hardware you have for printing and scanning has the ability to be
    directly connected to your network, then I think you could follow along
    that route. If it doesn't -- let's say the all-in-one must be connected
    to a computer directly, then you (I think) would have to configure that
    computer to share the printer on the network. And, obviously, that
    computer would have to be on any time you wanted to use the all-in-one.
    Others here probably can point you to good help on setting that up. I
    have never gotten into it.

    Sorry for the long answer to a short question!

    Tell the experts here more about what you have, and just what you want
    to do.

    Bob K, May 16, 2010
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  3. Roscoe P Pendoscoe

    Tony Hwang Guest

    No manual for router and/or laptop?
    Start from there. What is your question?
    Tony Hwang, May 16, 2010
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