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    Can I use my old Sky router to make my printer wireless?

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      Can I use my old Sky router to make my printer wireless?

      Hi,

      Sky sent me a new router recently as the old one kept dropping signal.

      I have a printer with an ethernet port on it which I was hoping I could connect to the old router and somehow add it to my wireless network and print this way.

      The new router is a DLink DSL-2640s, the old one is a Netgear DG834GT. Is there a way they can wirelessly communicate with each other?

      Thanks!


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      Re: Can I use my old Sky router to make my printer wireless?

      Take a look at this guide that I posted earlier today:

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/askin...-together.html

      Using a pair of HomePlugs to connect the two routers will work quite well. You could then use the 2nd router as a WiFi access point.

      Alternatively, if you wanted to bypass the 2nd router option altogether, you could purchase a Wireless Media Bridge. Some require the power from a USB slot.

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      Re: Can I use my old Sky router to make my printer wireless?

      There is no way they can wirelessly communicate, at least not with the sky firmware, but the printer doesn't have to be wirless to add it to the network.

      Connect the printer to the router by cable or via homeplugs and all the wireless devices will be able to access it.

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