printer sharing on time capsule, does it work with an all in one?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dohmen, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. dohmen macrumors newbie

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    I have an HP PhotoSmart C4280 (printer, scanner, copier). I am contemplating buying a time capsule, for reasons other than the printer sharing, but will I be able to still print and scan if I attach this to the time capsule?
     
  2. chriswheat macrumors regular

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    No, it cannot do bi-directional communications.
     
  3. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    The above poster is incorrect. I can print and scan wirelessly with my AirPort Extreme, but you have to connect via ethernet, NOT usb.

    Don
     
  4. chriswheat macrumors regular

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    Considering the printer the OP is asking about does not have an ethernet port, I'd say that my original assessment stands. Neither the Airport Extreme nor Time Capsule allow bi-directional USB communications.

    Any wireless router can print/scan wirelessly if using a printer/scanner connected via ethernet, it's simply another network device.
     

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