Setting up ad hoc network for wireless printing

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by jeffreyzwerner, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  2. macrumors P6

    Intell

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    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dec 26, 2009
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    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?
     

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