AE & Multi Function Printers

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by igrumpyone, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. igrumpyone macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009
    Am looking to upgrade my current wireless router to AE.

    Intention is to plug in a USB hub and connect my multi-function printer and a portable external HDD to the AE.

    I have a desktop iMac, macbook, and an older pc running windows. Currently the iMac is plugged directly into the printer, while the others are wireless.

    Anyone know if I will lose the multi-function features of my printer on all machines if I go the USB hub route.

    If i can retain the multi-function capability on the iMAc i'd be happy.

    Thanks in Advance
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2007
    In general, yes, you will lose all but printing functions.
    On the other hand, if your device has a driver that supports scanning via network (IP address of the AE plus port 9100), it might work. Just don't count on it.

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