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I have a DLink Dual Band dual band router. All the advanced devices in the house (laptops, iPad 3) are connected to the 5GHz 300MBs wireless-n band, and all the older devices are connected to the 2.4GHz wireless-g band.

I just bought a Brother HL-2270DW printer, and since it can only see wireless-g, it connected to the lower band.

My question is: in order to print, I need to switch to the lower band, print, and return to the higher one. Is there a way I can access the printer without switching network? Anything I should do on the router level, or the laptop?

Thanks for your time.

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It should work fine without switching frequency, those wireless devices on router should be bridged. Be sure that you have Wlan partition in advanced wireless settings disabled, when enabled it prevents wireless clients from communicating each other. What model are you using? –  week Nov 30 '12 at 9:16
    
DLINK DIR-825 Dual Band –  Traveling Tech Guy Nov 30 '12 at 17:39
    
Got it! It was the WLAN partition! Please turn your comment to an answer so I can mark it as the correct one. –  Traveling Tech Guy Nov 30 '12 at 22:37

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It should work fine without switching frequency, those wireless devices on router should be bridged.

Be sure that you have Wlan partition in advanced wireless settings disabled, when enabled it prevents wireless clients from communicating each other.

Name of this setting relates to D-link routers, on other devices may differ.

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That was it. Thanks! –  Traveling Tech Guy Dec 3 '12 at 22:51

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