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I have a netgear WGR614 v8 and a Brother HL-2270DW wireless printer. Yesterday I flashed the router with DD-WRT firmware. now my printer will not connect. printer error page says "Connection : Failed (Error : TS-07) The machine cannot detect a WLAN access point/router that has WPS or AOSS enabled. In the "SES / AOSS / EZ-SETUP / WPS Button" section of my router control panel I enabled "turning off radio". I disabled the router firewall. I connected the printer directly to the router with a network cable. There is no evidence of any communication between the printer and router that I can find. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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What exactly are you trying to do? Are you trying to connect the printer to the router using WPS? Or are you trying to configure the SSID and key? –  David Schwartz Jan 12 '13 at 14:58
    
I am trying to print from two windows machines connected to the router. Before I flashed the router it would show the printer listed among the connected devices in the router admin page. Now it is gone and when I try to print, windows shows the printer as offline. Since I have the printer directly connected by network cable I shouldn't need to configure any wireless settings, right? In any case I havn't been able to find anyplace where I can configure the Brother's network settings. Thanks for the response. –  Jesse Goodfellow Jan 12 '13 at 15:25
    
Follow the directions here. Select no for WPS/AOSS and manually enter the SSID and key. –  David Schwartz Jan 12 '13 at 15:48
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It sounds like your printer is trying to locate an access point using WPS while DD-WRT seems not to be configured to support WPS (or may not offer WPS at all, depending on the version used) and the "WPS" button is used to turn off/on the radio interface of the device in your configuration.

As WPS has known security weaknesses, it should not be used, although the DD-WRT implementation seems to address some of the concerns.

You should enter the SSID, the authentication method (WPA2-PSK presumably) and the secret key into the printer's configuration to connect it to your wireless network.

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Thanks, I will attempt to do so. Still, I don't understand why my network cable doesn't obviate the need for wireless security settings. I appreciate your help –  Jesse Goodfellow Jan 12 '13 at 15:32
    
@JesseGoodfellow The network cable should work, but there are many potential points of failure - DD-WRT allows for VLANs which you might have configured in a wrong way. Or there is simply a faulty cable or a failure with one of the network interfaces. –  the-wabbit Jan 12 '13 at 15:50
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