Wireless Printer on Airport Extreme???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Z400Racer37, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    I didn't see a specific form for airport, so I just picked the one for the kind of computer I'm using. Anyways, I just got a new AirPort Extreme, but I can get my wireless printer to be recognized under the printer section of system preferences. Using my old Linksys WRT 54 GS router, I used to be able to print wirelessly through the router, to the printer (the printer is a wireless all-in-one OfficeJet J 6480), but since hooking up the AirPort Extreme, I can no longer do so... I'm not sure if there's a port I need to forward or something, and HP's customer service is terrible at best. Any thoughts on how to accomplish what I'm looking for?

    Thanks in advance guys,
    Paul
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    mulo

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    hook it up with usb?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Did you remember to setup the printer with the new wireless details? Is the printer showing it is connected?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Didn't have a problem at all setting up my wireless Canon printer with my Airport Extreme router. You have something setup incorrectly.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    My Color Laserjet never worked correctly on Wireless Airport Extreme for some reason, so I just did it through USB. Then today, I got a new machine and there it was wireless and usb on my Airport Extreme.

    My canon was a 2 second install, but the HP never worked....

    I didn't like the way the Extreme worked with the printer at all. I wish I could give you some advice, but USB works pretty well.

     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the replies all, looks like ill just have to go get a usb splitter...
     

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