Ethernet Printing - AirPort Express / Brother HL-series

Discussion in 'macOS' started by heycurtis, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. heycurtis macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2008
    I am trying to set up a Brother HL series network printer on my AirPort Express. I have used the printer with a Linksys router and cable previously...

    The basic problem is that the Macs all find the printer when I try to add it with the System Prefs options. However, after that it will not print - the queue says that it is trying to connect (then waiting 30 seconds and trying again).

    I cannot use the USB option on the router because I need to have a hard drive connected, and the router/cable modem are clear across the room from the printer - I'm using a long ethernet cable (same cable as before).

    Any ideas?


  2. iPhil macrumors 68040



    Buy ac powered usb hub?
  3. heycurtis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2008
    I'm hoping to be able to do the ip printing as I did before - I don't think I can get a usb cable to stretch around the room to the printer (though I do have an ethernet cable that already does the job).


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