Get your netgear wpg606 to support WPA-2 (nerds only)
So this title might be a bit misleading, as this setup will require you have a spare router that will support the dd-wrt firmware, I wanted to say this up front to avoid anyone reading this to get upset by letting you know half way through this post.
I had to hack this together because my I run a windows domain, and my roomate’s new laptop has windows 7 home on it, so of course, he can’t be brought onto my domain but I still wanted to share out my printer with him.
I have random hardware laying around so I came up with this solution as it didn’t cost me anything to do. Sure I could have waited until Fry’s opened tomorrow, but I’m saving for a new car, and like I said, I’d rather put the hardware I have to work!
Here’s the breakdown, I can give more detailed instructions if you like, but I figured that would be better suited for the Forums as all those instructions would make this a very dry post.
You will need:
- Wireless Access Point that supports at least WPA-2 Personal (TKIP or AES both work) and broadcasting it’s SSID
- A Second wireless router that has dd-wrt installed
- A Printer that accepts USB
- A netgear wpg606 wireless print server (or any networked print server on second thought!)