Airport EXPRESS Printer Compatibility??

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by manosira, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. manosira macrumors member


    Jun 22, 2004
    SOMA - S.F. - Cali
    I'm thinking of buying an airport express to wirelessly share my printer. But before I do has anyone tried this yet? and has it work? I have an Epson R300 printer and was hopeing the airport express would work with this epson printer. :confused:
  2. MacCoaster macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2002
    Washington, DC / Rochester, NY / Lexington, NC
    Support printer list.

    AirPort Extreme, Express: Base station-compatible USB Printers

    Looks like it doesn't. :( EDIT: Oops, I just checked that, and it looks like my printer isn't supported, yet it works beautifully. Mine's the HP DeskJet 812C.

    EDIT: I have an Airport Express and have tried my printer and it works like a dream. Plug it in the USB, choose it from the Rendezvous Printers list, and poof, there it is.
  3. benbondu macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2004
  4. neut macrumors 68000


    Nov 27, 2001
    here (for now)
    careful though... it won't allow you to use (at least some) printer-specific drivers. my Canon i860 will print, but it will not run the utility to troubleshoot any problems or print with the full options of the printer (borderless conrols, detail settings, paper type, etc.).

    i still love my AExp, but i wis they would fix the annoyance.

  5. Tusk macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2004
    I have the Epson R800. I can do basic printing through the Airport Express without any problems, however, I could not install the Epson drivers which allowed me to do borderless printing or use the roll feeder. Also, I could not access the Epson utilities to check ink levels and clean and align the cartridges. Once, I plugged it in directly via USB, all the drivers and the utilities were available.

    So, it will probably work, but you won't have full functionality.

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