12-30-2011 07:23 AM
I have been reading the printing threads and everywhere it says the printing only works in router mode not the bridge mode. That raises following questions.
My setup is like image below. If I place the E4200 in routed mode that connects to internal wired subnet, can I print to the printer from both wired and wireless segments? I can disable the firewall features of the E4200 since that's not my requirement.
01-12-2012 10:11 AM
I ran into the same problem with my HP multi function printer that is not wireless. I first attached the printer to router by USB (per the router connect cd), printer printed 1 page and then went off line. Solution: connect to router with Ethernet. Do NOT use the USB. Everything works perfectly!! I can scan and print off ALL my computers with this set up. Since I had tried the USB option first, I had to reconfigure the printer to print through the Ethernet connection. Attach the Ethernet to the router, then configure the printer. Works like a charm!!
01-12-2012 03:31 PM
01-12-2012 04:42 PM
The printer should have an Ethernet port and a USB port.. Connect your Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port and 1 of the Ethernet port in the back of E4200. To reconfigure the printer, I deleted the printer from the computer and then reinstalled the printer driver with the Ethernet cable connected. The driver should recognized the Ethernet connection and/or select Ethernet connection when specifying how to connect to your computer. I am not a computer genius, but going through the Ethernet cable got my printer fully working - printing and scanning. I don't use my printer for faxing, so I don't know about that. I do know that when I used the USB connection on the E4200, my printer went offline and would not work. Good luck.
02-06-2012 07:51 PM - edited 02-06-2012 07:55 PM
I've been trying for hours to get my printer connected to my network, with zero progress.
I have looked up the instructions on how to setup a USB printer on my Linksys E4200v2: HERE
However, when I follow the steps and get to the point here:
It says to click on 'Printer'... however, my screen looks like this:
I only have the option for a 'Wireless Printer".
I have looked up the reasons for this, and have been told that I need Cisco Connect Version 1.4... But, as you can see, I do have that version:
It also says that I need the latest firmeware for my router:
Which, I already have as shown here:
Yet, still I get the same 'Wireless Printer' option every time.
I have gone through every trouble-shooting page Cisco has for this, and nothing has changed. I have reset the router, re-installed Cisco Connect...
And, I have tried to do a manual firmware upgrade throught the router port from this support page: HERE
However, apparently the default login for the router 'blank/admin' is wrong. So, I reset the router to fix that and it still doesn't work.
I know I have the current softeare and firmware, yet I still cannot connect!
I hope someone can please help!
02-12-2012 04:04 PM
I am having the same problem. I have had the router for about a month and am using a new Mac Mini. I did an online chat with a one of the support staff they said that this is a bug in their system and they are working on it. After a month I would have hoped they would have fixed this.....:-(
My version of Cisco connect and the firmware are identical to yours.
I hope they can get this fixed quickly.
02-14-2012 01:30 PM
Has there been an update on this? I'm having the same issue. I have an HP Officejet 4500 connected to my E4200 (version 1) via USB. I have verified that my firmware and Cisco Connect versions are up to date, but when I launch Cisco Connect I am only given the option for Wireless Printer.
02-17-2012 08:02 AM
I have the same problem.
With my Macbookpro 13" with leopard I hve the option for usb printer.
With my new macbook pro 15" with Lion I lost the usb, only have the wireless....
But my Samsung 3175 is only usb!
hope in fast fixing...
02-18-2012 01:29 PM
I have exactly the same setup as you do and managed to make it work with the Lenovo's.
In the Lenovo's, before you try to install the USB Printer in the Cisco Connect client, you should (temporarily) disable the Thinkpad WiFi client by double clicking the WiFi network icon (the blikning computer icon) in the bottom right of the screen => "Change Advanced Settings" => "Wireless Networks" => check the box "Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings".
After the Cisco Connect client finishes to install the driver, you can go back to the same window and uncheck the box (in my case, the box was automatically unchecked afterwards).