How can I connect a network printer/copier wirelessly?
Posted on 2007-11-13
My friend has a copier business and he's installed print boards in his Sharp AR-337 copiers. This gives the copier a NIC (and IP address) and enables the copier to be hooked up to a router or switch and be installed on PCs as a networked printer.
He's asked me to help him with one of his clients who has the copier in a far room with no wired access. (They have two computers networked (wired) through an off-brand wireless router.)
Is there a way, using an access point, to network the copier/printer wirelessly?
The only way I've seen so far is to replace the router with a Netgear WGT624 Wireless Firewall Router and use a Linksys WAP54G Wireless Access Point in repeater mode, so that the printer/copier can connect with the access point via Ethernet cable. Linksys's documentation says that the access point point can only be in repeater mode with the WGT624 Router.
The client is reluctant to replace their perfectly good router, so is there another way to do this?
Thanks for the help, and sooner is better than later.