I am wanting to add a second WRT54GL wireless router to a bedroom in the back of the house. I would like to connect both a computer and a printer directly to this. Both would be connected via CAT5 cable. The printer is a Canon i850 printer and would be connected via a print server. I want to go the print server route in case the computer is off, I can still print without having to start the computer.
The first WRT54G (older version that is currently running the Tomato firmware 1.21) sits in our living room. It currently has two desktops connected via cable, two laptop connected via wireless, and a Wii that also connectes via wireless.
My questions are:
- Can I run the Tomato firmware (or some other 3rd party firmware) on both routers and have data transfer wirelessly back and forth without problems?
- Is that the best solution? I have seen the power line adapters but I think I would still need some switch/hub for the back bedroom. My only problem with the power line adapters is the additional cost, not sure what speeds can be obtained, plus I am not sure about the wiring in our almost
- Any thought or ideas on a print server or a more appropriate group? I am not sure I want a wireless print server. Any thoughts on a wireless vs non- wireless print server.
- Anything else I should consider?
Thanks for any comments.