Question about a Linksys all-in-one device

I'm considering the Linksys WCG200 for my home network. Short form, it's a wireless G router with a built-in cable modem.

Here's some details from the official Linksys page...

  • High-speed DOCSIS 2.0 certified Cable Modem gives you a fast, "Always On" connection to the Internet * Share the Internet -- connect one PC to the integrated Router via USB and four more via Ethernet using the built-in 10/100 Switch * Built-in Wireless-G (802.11g) Access Point lets you connect more PCs without running wires * Advanced SPI firewall and wireless security features protect your PCs, your data, and your family

I have two questions.

1) Can you connect a printer to the USB port instead of a PC, and print from multiple computers over the network?

2) If you can't do this normally, is there maybe custom firmware out there that will let you do this?


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Gwen Morse
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I very much doubt it.

I have been using a Linksys USB2/Parallel Print Server for the past 3 years -- it supports two printers (one of each). I now have just the HP d145 plugged into it. Though the Print Server can go wireless, I have it hard wired into the Wireless Router. There are other PrintServers available from LinkSys, but I have not checked the latest ones recently.

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