Linksys SD205 Hub-3 Cables going out of that.
1st cable connects to of course the main computer
2nd cable connects to a hub in another part of the house. This hub is another SD205 which connects to two other desktops as well as a Linksys WAP54G which is used for wi-fi for my laptop.
3rd cable connects to another SD205 hub. This hub has two wires going out, one to each of the above mentioned printers.
This set up has worked great for me for the last 1-2 years. The only downside is if I ever expand there are no more empty ports in the main hub and most of all, I am not able to share my internet connection directly. I do have it set up to use internet connection sharing through my main computer but if that goes down all the others lose the internet connection.
Well what I did is I just bought a Linksys BEFSR81 to replace my main hub so that I can have more ports and a shared internet connection. I have hooked it up and I am able to share all files/folders and as well the internet connection but I can't print to either of these printers. Currently I have them set up as two ip address, 192.168.0.20 and 192.168.0.30. I wrote linksys about this problem and their response was I need to put both of the printers as DHCP. Well I have found a way to switch the Sharp over to that but I haven't tried it yet. The main printer we use is the Konica 7155 and I can't find this out, not even in the manual I have and Konica has been of no help.
My question, does anyone know how to enable DHCP on the Konica or is it even possible? Is there maybe a easier way to do this? if there's a way I can share my internet connection without setting them up as DHCP I'd be glad to. I thought about trying to even buy a larger hub like the SD205. Still if I'm right you can't just plug a cable modem straight into a standard hub, it has to be a router.
Well I hope all of this made sense. I have been working hard on this with no solution so I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.