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How do I bridge my wireless print server into my existing network?

Note: The information in this FAQ is based upon the assumption that the print server is installed and can be configured via a wired or wireless connection. For more information about connecting hardware, refer to the product manual or visit http://www.startech.com/faq/wireless_print_servers_pm1115ua_connection_information.

To bridge the PM1115UW, you need the following information about your network infrastructure:

  1. The SSID (wireless network name).

  2. The wireless security type (for example, WEP, WPA-PSK, or WPA2-PSK).

  3. The wireless security key(s).

  4. The existing network IP information (for example, the DHCP server IP address).

The network configuration information can usually be found on the network router.

To bridge the PM1115UW in an existing wireless network infrastructure, complete the following:

  1. Make sure that your network adapter is on the same network as your print server (by default, 192.168.0.XXX). For more information on how to change your IP address, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=networking#ip-address-change-windows-mac-os.

  2. Connect an Ethernet cable from the print server to the computer system.

  3. In your web browser, enter the IP address of the print server (by default, 192.168.0.10).

  4. Click Setup Wireless.

  5. In the Site Survey section, select the wireless network that you want to connect to.

  6. Click Save & Restart.

  7. When the print server has rebooted, navigate to the wireless configuration screen and enter the security settings for your network.

  8. Click Save & Restart.

  9. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the print server to the computer system.  

  10. Connect the Ethernet cable from the print server to your router / switch.

The print server should be connected to your wireless network infrastructure.

On your router or wireless access point, in the wireless connections listing, you should see the print server listed as connected.

The print server is still using the default IP address and you need to change it to an IP address that works with your network. When the print server is on the same network as your other network devices, you can add it as a network printer.

In most network infrastructures, the IP address is dynamically assigned. Since router configurations can change, you should assign your print server a static address so that the computers on the network can find the print server at that address (for example, 192.168.0.10).

To change your print server to a statically assigned IP address, complete the following:

  1. Find an IP address that is compatible with your network. For example, the 192.168.1.1 network can support 192.168.1.XXX where XXX is a number between 2 and 254.

  2. Click Setup > TCP/IP.

  3. Change the IP Address and Subnet Mask to match your network configuration.

  4. Click Save & Restart.