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    Hi my scenario is a peer to peer office with client machines running windows 7 pro and a Nashuatek photocopier, they have just moved to new premises. The photocopier is too big to fit into the office so sits up a flight of stairs. The landlord will not allow any wires to be run between the floors so they cannot connect it to the network.
    Any suggestion on how to set up a wireless connection upstairs that the copier can plug into?
    Cheers
    Kevin

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    Re: networking a remote printer

    Many Wireless Access Points offer "Bridge Mode" to link two LAN segments, so:

    SERVER<-->LAN<-->WAP<--(bridge)-->WAP<-->LAN<-->Printer

    Just make sure wireless signals can get between floors first!
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: networking a remote printer

      You could also use a dedicated wireless bridge unit, like the Linksys WET610N.

      And should it turn out that the wireless signal is too weak, you could try a powerline adapter.

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