AE & Multi Function Printers

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

  1. igrumpyone macrumors newbie

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    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

    gsahli

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    Chicago
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    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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