Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Mac Peripherals

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 18, 2010, 02:59 PM   #1
jeffreyzwerner
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Setting up ad hoc network for wireless printing

Hello. I am attempting to create an ad hoc network for the purpose of wireless printing, but I am clueless how to do so, or if it is even a possibility. I am a student and I do not want to connect my printer to the school's wireless network, nor do I want to connect via the USB interface. These are the peripherals:

Macbook Pro 13", 10.6.4
Brother HL 2170w

Can anyone explain to me how I might go about setting up a network on my Macbook Pro that my printer would be able to connect with? Thanks for any help
jeffreyzwerner is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 18, 2010, 03:02 PM   #2
Intell
macrumors G5
 
Intell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Inside
Click the Airport icon in the menu at the top. Then select Create Network. Give it a generic name, the security is weak but a good idea to keep out the occasional user. So click the Require Password box and give it a password. When done click OK. Now you just have to tell the printer to join it.
Intell is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 23, 2010, 10:35 AM   #3
jeffreyzwerner
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
does my new ad hoc network support SecureEasySetup, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, or AOSS? If so, I can connect the printer to this network using he one-push method.

If not, does anyone know of a different way to connect my model printer to the ad hoc network without the use of a temporary cable?
jeffreyzwerner is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Mac Peripherals

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Resolved: Best (fastest/reliable) form of networking for an old PowerMac media server? alexreich PowerPC Macs 11 Sep 13, 2011 07:07 AM
Resolved: Help!!!! New mba set up problem!!! Sugi209 MacBook Air 13 Feb 9, 2011 10:21 PM
IPT and N95 ad hoc networking for 3g web? adiemask iPod touch 25 Feb 6, 2008 04:06 AM
Wireless ad hoc network MAC-PC gerlbaum Wasteland 1 Oct 12, 2006 02:11 PM
Wireless ad hoc network MAC-PC gerlbaum OS X 0 Oct 12, 2006 11:10 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC