Airport Express Printer Sharing

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by willi173, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. willi173 macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2011
    Hi guys,

    I'm contemplating buying two airport extremes in order to provide adequate wireless signal in my home. I intend to set up the routers to run in "roaming mode" wherein the routers exchange synchronization information over ethernet rather than using wireless. (see

    Because of the layout of my house, I intend to place the "primary" airport extreme in my garage where the fios OTN ethernet cable and ethernet runs from other rooms in my house terminal in a junction box.

    I intend to setup the "secondary" airport extreme in bridge mode and place it in an upper level loft.

    Question: Can I attach a USB printer to the "secondary" router and have computers attached to my network recognize and print to it? Or when running a bridged network like this can I only attach the printer to the "primary" airport extreme?

    Thanks in advance

  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    A printer can be shared from either Airport device and be used by the whole network.

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