Trying to put printer on wireless network

  Xpic 18:20 17 Mar 2009

Hello everyone, I have been given an old HP laserjet 2200dn printer, which used to be on a wired network at my place of work.
I would like to install this on my wireless network at home so that the 2 remote PC's and laptop can print to it.
It is connected to my PC via USB and prints fine, and connected to my Philips SNA 6500 modem/router with a standard RJ45 ethernet cable.
So , now what do I do to get it networked? Some step by step instructions from one of you experts out there would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,.....DEAN.

  ambra4 01:03 18 Mar 2009

First you will need a wireless printer server

D-Link Wireless USB Print Server 802.11G Single Port

click here

D-Link Wireless 108Mbps 4-port USB Print Server

click here

Read the User Manual First that came with the Printer Server before install the Server

Connect the printer server to one of the Ethernet port on the router

Connect printer to the USB port on the server using a normal USB printer cable

Install printer drivers on All computers on the network using the disc that came with the printer

Configure the wireless system on the router for “Infrastructure Mode”

You should be able to access the printer just like any other wireless device.

Find the icon for the printer you just installed.

Click the icon once and then select SHARE THIS PRINTER in the tasks pane on the left.

Now, right click the icon, select properties and go to the SHARING tab.

Click "Share Name," and then click "Okay."

On all computers within the network, open the control panel and click "Printers and Other

Hardware. Select "Add a Printer." Select "Printer Connection."

When prompted, select “Network Printer” instead of “Local Printer”

Find and select the printer you just installed and select it.

  emily3543 06:16 18 Mar 2009

please follow the above instruction. i hope it would work

  Xpic 10:09 20 Mar 2009

Dear Ambra4, thanks for you advice so far.
My 2200dn has an HP jetdirect EIO network card fitted to it. Will I still need a wireless print server with this installed?

  ambra4 10:22 20 Mar 2009

NO, the HP Laserjet 2200dn come with a Ethernet port

Connect it direct to the router

  ambra4 10:25 20 Mar 2009

Load the driver and it should get a IP address from the router

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