OK guys, I have my PC connected to my cable modem and my new wireless printer connected to my router. I connect my pc to the modem directly because I get a better ping when gaming. How can I get my printer connected to my PC without having to connected my pc to the router as well. P.S. my modem is a modem/router
OK guys, I have my PC connected to my cable modem and my new wireless printer connected to my router. I connect my pc to the modem directly because I get a better ping when gaming. How can I get my printer connected to my PC without having to connected my pc to the router as well. P.S. my modem is a modem/router and I have one port from my modem connected to my wireless router which is how I have wireless in my house for phones and what not.
With two routers, and the printer on the second router, your PC cannot access it via any wired connection. That is because the second router is blocking unexpected packets from the first network (first router).
Since the modem/router is a unit itself, plug the wireless printer into that if you can (with a wired connection). Use a network switch if you need more Ethernet ports.
If that is not possible, then you have to plug your PC into the second router to get onto the same "network" as the printer.
Other possible solution is to buy a "Wireless Access Point" (WAP) and plug that into the first router. Then, make the wireless printer connect to that.
Going with a wireless printer just complicates it for wired devices, should always get a wired printer that has wireless capabilities (most are that way). Without knowing the specific printer model, can't guess if this is possible or not.
Sounds like you have Modem/router a separate router the PC and wifi printer.
1st I will say that for you to print to a network printer the PC and printer must be on the same network. So if you do have the modem/ wifi router combo, which I question because it has one port. They usually have 4 but that's just every one that I've come across but there is nothing from keeping them from just giving you one.
So trusting your description. You will connect your printer to your modem/router's wifi. After that you should be able to print normally.
Again, the printer and computer must be on the same network. Each router creates a separate network (Forgetting advanced configs.)
An alternative setup would be more complex but end the same. You can make the modem/router and router on the same network. This involves modifying default ip address in the routers. You will need to log into each. Here is a tutorial on this. This article is about using 2 routes with same SSID (Network name) but the result is the same. Search for "How to Connect Two Routers (with Pictures) – wikiHow"
This second procedure has the added benefit of keeping all the other drives on the network able to print.
The wireless printer that I have has a USB port so you should be able to connect to the computer USB port. Give it a try.
just connect your pc to the router you dont have to plug anything in to the printer its wireless
your pc needs to have wireless or you have to run your setup again for you printer n follow the on screen instruction.