Do I need an Airport Express to print wirelessly?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bellbound, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. bellbound macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2012
    I have an HP printer that I want to print to over my WiFi network from my Macpro and Macbookpro. How do I put the printer on the network?

    1. Do I need to buy an Airport Express to connect to the printer?

    2. Can I use an Airport Express G instead of an N or will that slow my network down?

  2. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
  3. bellbound thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2012
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If the printer is a wireless printer, you can add it to a wireless network without using the USB cable. If it isn't wireless, you can plug it into the AE and share it on the network.
  5. BlackViper macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2010
    It sounds like you already have a WiFi enabled network; and want to be able to print from the MacBook Pro? You can plug the printer into the MacPro, and use printer sharing to access it from networked computers. If it is necessary to have the printer in a different location than the MacPro, then you'd need either a networked printer, or a network device to connect the printer to.

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