how to connect a usb printer to a linksys wireless router

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by blakesq, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. blakesq

    blakesq Guest

    Hi people. Can I hook up my cannon bubble jet printer (with an usb
    cable port) directly to my linksys wireless router? My wireless
    router only has the standard network ports (not a usb port). Can I use
    these inexpensive print servers, like the AIRLINK 1 Port Mini USB 2.0
    Print Server APSUSB201 that sells on ebay for $19? If not, what should
    I use, and what is the going price on such devices? Thanks!

     
    blakesq, Aug 29, 2005
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    Duane Arnold Guest

    That's what you're going to need if you want to connect the printer to the
    router. Wired and wireless computers using the router will be able to print
    to the printer.

    long version

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?
    keywords=print+server&image1.x=6&image1.y=9

    short version

    http://tinyurl.com/7rlro

    And you can serach for more print servers by manufacture name.

    Duane :)
     
    Duane Arnold, Aug 29, 2005
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    David Taylor Guest

    Hi people. Can I hook up my cannon bubble jet printer (with an usb
    Maybe but some printers have pretty intimate communications via the
    specified connection method to determine things like ink level, paper
    level and so on.

    Sometimes, treating it as a network device leaves you with just print
    function and no ability for the driver to query the status.

    Try it and see.

    David.
     
    David Taylor, Aug 29, 2005
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