Connecting printer to wireless network

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by naz-dream-boys, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. naz-dream-boys macrumors member

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    I have bought a new printer today, the model is HP LaserJet Pro 400 M475dn. I have it currently connected to my iMac using a USB cable, but the printer also has the option to connect through an ethernet cable. The router for my internet is in a different room, is there any way I can connect the printer to the wireless network, without having the ethernet cable trailing in the corridor?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Get an AirPort Express to extend your wireless network and plug the printer in to that. Either that or string the cable through the walls and ceiling.

    Of course a network attached printer is only useful if you have more than one device you want to print from.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    You must be accessing your network via wifi on you iMac. Your printer is close enough to your iMac to use USB, so I assume you could an ethernet cable from you iMac to the printer and use internet sharing on the iMac.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You could connect it to the network using powerline network adaptors. Plug one adaptor in to a power plug near the printer, then an ethernet cable from the adaptor to the printer. Then the same thing on the other end with the second adaptor and the router.

    These adaptors used to be very unreliable, but newer ones actually work pretty well.
     

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