# Using network printer on a dual-band wifi router

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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?

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.