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    Wireless print server

    Thinking about buying a wireless print server for my printer.I have a wireless router for internet and a home network system that see's each other,but the printer won't print from the work stations.I had it working at one time before I got high speed cable internet but I had to disable the firewall for it to work.I figure with it's own server the printer will be more accessable and easy.They are very expensive as far as I can see,around $80 to $100.Any suggestions or comments?
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    Have you tried allowing the printer server's IP in your firewall (as opposed to just disabling it)?

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    I agree with Supastar. just punch a hole in the firewall settings to allow the printer to communicate. I have 3 PCs and a wirelessly connected laptop setup up to share my networked printers. And all are firewalled and shared over a wireless and wired router.

    It's down to the settings. As for the wireless server, it's a nice idea but is it worth the extra bucks to get setup?

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    Unless you’re putting the printer in an awkward place, stick with sharing the printer via windows file and print services or purchase a wired external print server.

    Personally for business I like HP.

    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en...253-64302.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SupaStar
    Have you tried allowing the printer server's IP in your firewall (as opposed to just disabling it)?
    Ok,going to try this but where do I find the print servers IP?I have allowed printer sharing on the main box which is attached to the wireless router.With Panda firewall I can chose .exe programs for inbound and outbound access,but I don't see IP entries.
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    Login to the router and view the list of the attached devices. You should see the printers IP address there.

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