Can I use a Linksys print server as a bridge or access point?

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Can I use a Linksys print server as a bridge or access point?  I want to use it to connect a VoIP phone.

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Linksys Wireless G Print Server

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: <b>Yes</b>!

I’d never thought of this before! A wireless print server does normally have a wired ethernet port as well, so why couldn’t you configure the two ports, wireless and wired, in a bridge configuration?

Turns out even the stock firmware will do that. Page 16 in the manual for Linksys WPS54G describes using “infrastructure mode” to bridge two networks.

You would need to manually set the wired portion to the IP address you wanted, and make the wireless address static as well.

And you would need to set up a static route at the other end, on your router, to make sure it doesn’t try the bridged IP address out on the internet but instead at the wireless address.

Thanks for the idea, and good luck with implementation.

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  • Genderhayes
    Have  a computer that's outside the range of your access point Just attach the device via Ethernet to a computer or hub on your network, load the accompanying CD into your computer, and let the CD's installation wizard take over requires an Ethernet connection; you can't set up the bridge via a wireless connection
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