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Wi-Fi Guru: DD-WRT Router and Wireless Printer

My DD-WRT Router Doesn't Work With My Networked Printer

  • April 29, 2010
  • By Aaron Weiss
Q: My Linksys WRT600N flashed with v24 DD-WRT does not work wirelessly with HP7410 all-in-one printer. The printer is able to make a connection, but I cannot ping the printer nor get other programs to recognize it. PC wired and laptop wireless work well. I have tried this with and without wireless security.

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DHCP begins at - My DD-WRT Router Doesn't Work With My Networked Printer There must be a DD-WRT setup that I have not figured out, but I have not found this info on DD-WRT forum or others. -- Tom

A: On the face of it, this doesn't sound like a problem related directly to DD-WRT. After all, this is a quite common setup and falls right into the wheelhouse of any wireless router regardless of firmware in use. There must be something else going on.

You've mentioned trying without wireless security. This was a good idea. Especially because...

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