how to print from my wireless laptop to my network printer with a linksys wrt160n router

how can i print from my wireless laptop to my hp laserjet 4100 network printer,  I had a linksys wrt160n router ?
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Your network printer need to be configured to some print server, that should allow it to share on network, may be with authentication.
You may need to connect to that server like \\ip-of-print-server-machine and there you will see the shared printer.  Right click that and select connect to connect and provide the authentication if asked. Now select from your laptop the printer which is now listed in windows printer dialog.

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here is an pictorial step-by-step tutorial for connecting to an active directory shared printer or work group shared printer

but make sure its properly shared  like this

Youre router should be handing out IP addresses to connect the Printer to the router via Cat5/6 cable. It should automatically be connected. Print out an information page from the printer and it will advised which IP has been assigned.

Then from the workstation you can add the printer as a network printer giving that IP address.

It is adviseable long term to hard set the IP address, if you need info on that please let me know.
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