On 5/16/2010 7:12 AM, Roscoe P Pendoscoe wrote:
> 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?
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