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Home Network - Shared printing from one network to another

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I have finally went wireless (friends and family come over with their laptops) and I cannot share files or print to a shared printer. I have two routers a Netgear FSV318 and a Linksys WRT54G.

I have the cable modem connection and all of the game computers (5) on the Netgear router and the laptop(s) on the Linksys (the Linksys is connected to the Netgear). One of the game computers also has the shared printer connection on it. I believe that a static route needs to be made, I'm just not certain which router I should do it on or should it be done on both? I have created a static route on the Netgear router, but the Linksys will not let me create one, as it always encounters one of the following errors, "maybe default route already exists" or "gateway not directly reachable through that interface". So I need some help, please.

Netgear Config info is:
IP Address:
DNS Range: thru
Reserved IP Address: (Wireless Router Connection)
Workgroup Name: MADYO

The pc with the shared printer is

Linksys Config info is:
IP Address:
DNS Range: thru
Reserved IP Address: None
Workgroup Name: MADYO

From either laptop or PC I can access both routers and reconfig them, play internet computer games, surf the net, get email, etc.; however, I also want to be able to share files and print to this shared printer from the wireless connection(s). What do I have to do to solve these problems?

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