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Old 05-02-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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DD-WRT and an HP Printer C7280

I currently have a Linksys WRT54G Router and an HP C7280 All-In-One Printer. The printer has built in wireless capability to work as its own print server and as a network drive when there is an SD Card in it. My problem is that for some reason the wireless router i have keeps booting the printer off my network. I have prioritized the MAC address of the printer, limited the number of clients on the wireless to my PC and the printer and done just about everything i can think of to try to make the router play nice with the printer.

My question is that if i load the DD-WRT Firmware into my router will it possibly maintain a better connection to my printer?

Also signal strength (distance, walls, or Aliens from outer space) is not a problem as im getting full service with my computer which is next to the printer.
Old 06-04-2008, 11:57 AM   #2
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HP wireless settings the problem?

Hi, i'm looking into buying one of these printers, having a peep about it would seem that the problem you are having is an issue of HP rather than Linux. I'm just a user so can't offer a solution but may be able to point you at something you've not tried yet?

From a post elsewhere for an HP C4380

"There does not seem to be a way to statically define the IP address for the WIFI port. It gets a DHCP address from my WIFI router and then configures a printer to that IP address on the PC. Then you don't use the printer for a while, the DHCP lease is lost and next time you get a different IP address. You then have to change the PC printer port to the new IP address. My linksys router has max 9999 hrs for lease. Not very well thought out HP!"

This guy i think is using Windows and not having one myself i can't vouch for the accuracy of the info.

If the printer requires access via your computer (?) then perhaps your PC should be on attached to router with a static address (?) Sorry all guess work from me!

Hope you sort it though


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