Printer, Belkin router, Airport Express -- Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lacereza, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. lacereza macrumors regular

    May 31, 2008
    I just bought a new MBP, Airport Express, and a few other bits and pieces with the back to school deal + NC tax holiday last weekend. I'm moving into my new house on Wednesday.

    I have the HP C4480 printer. In the Mac store they told me that it would connect wirelessly with my computer without a problem as long as I was using the Airport Express. Now someone's given me a Belkin Wireless G router -- 2.4 Ghz-802.11g.

    Is there some way to make the printer work with this , so I can return the Airport Express and get my $99 back?

    Otherwise, we're in a two story house and I'm worried that the signal might not be strong enough with just one Airport. Is there some way to use the Belkin one and the Apiport together to strengthen/extend the signal?
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    You can set the AE as a extender for your Belkin.

    If your Belkin supports printer sharing then yes it will work.
  3. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    To give you a great idea: sell both Belkin and AExpress and get an Extreme! End to all your hassles!
  4. gsahli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2007
    Airport Extreme and Express have Apple firmware (software) that enables them to use Apple printer sharing methods. As far as I know, no one else's hardware does that.
  5. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    Er.... no! Any router with a USB port and print server will permit such a thing!

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