Does such router exist?


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il barbi

I bought a remote wireless broadband connection and I'm looking for a router
1) having both wired and wireless connections 2) being also an adsl modem
since now I'm not covered by adsl but in future I hope so and 3) having at
least 2 USB connections in order to act as a printer server and to support a
wireless pen drive.
Now I find in the Internet many routers but as for point 2) I don't find
they support wireless broadband connections - I think so because the WAN
port is an Ethernet one but I'd like to be sure - and as for point 3) I read
that the scanning function of multifunction printers (as my HP F380) is not
supported. This means I must unplug the printer from the router and plug it
to a PC to be able to scan?
Do you know of some router satisfacting all 3 requirements?
il barbi
 
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smlunatick

I bought a remote wireless broadband connection and I'm looking for a router
1) having both wired and wireless connections 2) being also an adsl modem
since now I'm not covered by adsl but in future I hope so and 3) having at
least 2 USB connections in order to act as a printer server and to support a
wireless pen drive.
Now I find in the Internet many routers but as for point 2) I don't find
they support wireless broadband connections - I think so because the WAN
port is an Ethernet one but I'd like to be sure - and as for point 3) I read
that the scanning function of multifunction printers (as my HP F380) is not
supported. This means I must unplug the printer from the router and plug it
to a PC to be able to scan?
Do you know of some router satisfacting all 3 requirements?
il barbi

You may need to look at the line of JetDirect print spooler devices
fron HP. The problem for not being able to "scan" over the network is
not related to the router but to HP's printer drivers.
 
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Malke

smlunatick said:
You may need to look at the line of JetDirect print spooler devices
fron HP. The problem for not being able to "scan" over the network is
not related to the router but to HP's printer drivers.

Actually, the problem of not being able to scan over the network is
because the OP doesn't have a real network scanner. The HP Deskjet F380
AIO is a simple consumer-level printer costing roughly $149 USD. Network
scanners cost many thousands of dollars and because of the cost are
normally leased from a business machines company monthly. These scanners
are used with a server (or pseudo-server in small networks) where the
scans are kept.

I expect that the OP's wishes for a particular router might be similarly
misguided. Most ISPs have their own requirements for a modem that works
with their system and it would be smarter to wait until the DSL service
was actually purchased. There are a lot of DSL modems which are a
combination modem/router, particularly the ones for businesses. Even the
ones for consumer-level DSL have got both wired and wireless
capabilities. I've never seen a modem/router that had a place for a
"wireless pen drive", whatever that may be, because why ever would you
want to put a pen drive (USB thumb drive?) into a router? No reason at all.

The OP should rethink his needs. A common DSL modem/router will have 4
LAN ports along with its wireless capability and a network-ready printer
can easily be connected to one of them by ethernet or, like many AIOs,
connect directly to the network wirelessly. He still won't be able to
use the scanning function of a consumer-level AIO over the network, though.


Malke
 
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il barbi

Malke said:
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The OP should rethink his needs. A common DSL modem/router will have 4 LAN
ports along with its wireless capability and a network-ready printer can
easily be connected to one of them by ethernet or, like many AIOs, connect
directly to the network wirelessly. He still won't be able to use the
scanning function of a consumer-level AIO over the network, though.
ok I'll go back to my little USB sharing switch...
il barbi
 
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Bistey Csaba

il said:
I bought a remote wireless broadband connection and I'm looking for a router
1) having both wired and wireless connections 2) being also an adsl modem
since now I'm not covered by adsl but in future I hope so and 3) having at
least 2 USB connections in order to act as a printer server and to support a
wireless pen drive.

There are some soho router which has the hardware to do this, but not
one will support this out of the box, the first and second step can be
solved by firmware hacking (if the router hardware can run OpenWRT). It
is possible to put WLAN interface into managed mode (so wlan part of the
router will work as a WLAN client instead default Access Point behavior)
it is also possible to bond the two interface (DSL and WLAN) into one
logical one (making a DUAL-WAN router). As for the 3rd part never tried
that (do not have usb port on my router) but think if samba fits into
the ROM should not be a problem. Printer scanning function will surely
not work.

Of couse this voids warranty, not user-friendly (setting stuff via SSH
instead of web interface) and without embedded-linux knownledge it could
ruin the whole router.

Or you can buy a dual-wan router, but i never saw one with integrated
ADSL modem, and iam sure scanning will not work.

Csaba
 

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