Networking USB printer?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Daveway, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    I have had a wireless network setup for awhile now and all of my computers are in separate rooms and my printer is all alone away from everything. It is a Canon i950 usb printer and i was wondering if there is a way to network it wirelessly throught the usb instead of bringing my laptop to the printer. I know there are wireless usb adapters but do they work on networking an usb printer? PLEASE HELP
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

    homerjward

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  3. jimsowden macrumors 68000

    jimsowden

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    Couple ways to do it. Put it on a desktop computer on your neetwork and turn on printer sharing. Then, as long as that computer is on (a server) anyone can print to it.

    If you have an airport base station already, plug that sucker into the usb port. You could invest in an airport express, that would go onto your current network add streaming music as well as extend range and printer sharing. That sounds the best to me.
     
  4. micvog macrumors 6502

    micvog

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    or buy a HP 5850 which will plug into any router. It can be found for ~$100.
     

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