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

    Jul 22, 2008
    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

    Jun 26, 2007
    No, it cannot do bi-directional communications.
  3. Dmac77 macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2008
    The above poster is incorrect. I can print and scan wirelessly with my AirPort Extreme, but you have to connect via ethernet, NOT usb.

  4. chriswheat macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    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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