Wireless Printing Via Time Capsule?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sal Collaziano, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Sal Collaziano macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2007
    Royal Palm Beach, FL
    Okay, I could use a hand here. I have a Time Capsule with a printer hooked up via USB port. While connected via WiFi, I get a "Printer is offline" (not connected) message. Is there some sort of setup process to go through before it'll work?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you...
  2. ConCat macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    In an ethereal plane of existence.
    You have to set it up. Assuming it's a decent printer, it should appear on the network via bonjour and you can easily add it in Print & Scan.
  3. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    As long as youre not using airprint via an ios device, it should work.
  4. Orlandoech, Jan 23, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013

    Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    ^^^ What he said.


    1. Connect Printer to USB port via TC (If the printer already has built-in WiFi then there is NO NEED to do even do ANY of this. Just connect the Printer to the local LAN WiFi and "Add a Printer" to each Mac in the System Preferences).

    2. Add Printer to Mac in System Preferences.

    Here’s how simple it is to set up: Just plug the printer into the USB port on the AirPort Extreme Base Station, add it to the printer list on your Mac or PC, and you’re good to print — without a single cable tethering anyone’s computer to the printer.

    If you want to both print and share a USB hard drive, no problem. Just connect a USB hub to AirPort Extreme and attach your devices to the hub.



    To print from an iOS device via AirPrint you will need ONE of the following;

    • AirPlay Printer
    • 3rd Party Mac OS X App
    • 3rd Party iOS App

    Here are some apps to get your started in the right direction.


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