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Printer server connection to MIFI4510L
alynoah
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I am trying to set up a print server and it requires a connection to a router.  How do I connect my MIFI4510L as a router to this print server?

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Re: Printer server connection to MIFI4510L
John_Getzke
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The MiFi 4510L is a router and modem all in one.  You do not have to do anything to enable the router functions.

Is your print server trying to connect via USB cable or via wireless?  The MiFi is a wireless only device so if you need a physical cable connection then you will need to purchase another device to serve as an adapter.  If the print server can connect via wireless then all you need to do is find it in your list of available wireless connections.

Please clarify how your Print Server is trying to connect to the MiFi so we can provide more suggestions.  It would also be helpful to know what model of print server you are trying to setup.

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alynoah
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The print server is LinkSys Wireless G, but it has a slot for the Ethernet cable and does not seem to recognize the wifi connection.

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John_Getzke
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Is this your model?

http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/lbc/WPS54G

If so then you will not be able to connect it directly to the MiFi.  The linksys print servers do not have a built in reciever which would allow them to connect wirelessly to a home router such as the MiFi.  Your print server must have an ethernet cable connection to the router.

You will need to purchase a home router that has a built in repeater to translate the MiFi wireless signal into an ethernet cable sigal that your Print Server can understand. 

Repeater model recommendations to look into:

http://3gstore.com/product/1813_pepwave-surf-mini-200.html

http://3gstore.com/product/3029_cradlepoint_mbr95.html

http://support.netgear.com/app/products/family/a_id/19793

Here is a diagram of how your home network will look:

MiFi )))))))))))))))) Pepwave ========== Print Server ---------------Printer

))))) = Wireless

=== = Ethernet cable

----- = USB cable

In this example your home computers and devices should not connect directly to the MiFi, but instead they would connect to the Pepwave.  The Pepwave will remain online and active even after you take the MiFi on the road.  That means greater stability for your home devices.  Once the MiFi comes back into range of the Pepwave the Pepwave will auto reconnect and pump internet to the devices it is connected to.

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John_Getzke
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After taking a second look it seems that the particular model I mentioned above does have the ability to connect to a wireless network over a wireless signal, but you need to set it up through the ethernet cable first to establish the wireless credentials.

See the setup guide from Cisco:

http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&app=vw&vw=1&login=1&json=1&docid=59c0e1ff7adc408094106...

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Re: Printer server connection to MIFI4510L
alynoah
Member

Thank you. I will try setting up at my daughters wired service and see what

happens. Thanks for your help.

On Mar 13, 2012 8:38 AM, "John Getzke" <community@verizonwireless.com>

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Re: Printer server connection to MIFI4510L
judithd
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I have read this post, and wonder if you answer would apply to me.  I have a MiFi2200 and a Brother MFC-7840.  I asked a more detailed question in a separate post, but not being sure of the forum protocol, thought I try here, too.  --Judy

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