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adding wireless printer to home wireless network

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Keith M in AZ

Keith M in AZ


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Currently, I am using a Linksys WRT54GL wireless rounter as the basis for my home network. I use both wired desktops and wireless laptops to connect through it. I have encryption and MAC filtering enabled for as much security as I can achieve, and the SSID is hidden.

I want to add a HP 6680 wireless printer. Both the printer and the WRT54GL have a feature called "SecureEasySetup" that looks like it will make connection of the wireless printer very easy, with a push of a button on the router and the printer. However, if I use this feature, will my existing connections that I have set up in the router be affected in any way? Or, am I better off manually configuring the printer wi-fi connection?

The literature for each piece of equipment does not make this clear.


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Please keep in mind that this is just a guess but I don't believe it should affect any of the other connections. I believe that all this will do is put the printer into a "client" mode and connect to your wireless network. I would also suggest that you set this up manually as I have had little success with "automated" hardware.

Hope this helps.
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