Wireless USB Hub for printers?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Rocketmunkee, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. Rocketmunkee macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2004
    Greetings all!

    In an attempt to move "computer central" to another location in the house, and hopefully try to avoid paying outrageous fees to have our DSL connection moved to that room from the opposite side of the house AND using an Airport extreme base station to broadcast our print jobs around the entire house... What are my options for hooking our printers up to a wireless usb hub to receive the print signal from the Airport?

    For clarification:
    DSL connection and Airport base is in the den.
    New computer room is 25-30 feet away in the second bedroom. No phone line in second bedroom.

  2. Lanbrown macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2003
    Some manufacturers have wireless print servers for their printers. Or you could use a bridge as well as print server. More information is needed to give better suggestions.

    You could pay someone or do it yourself to add a phone jack in that room. As long as the wiring matches where your DSL currently is, it will work. Just because there isn't an outlet in the room doesn’t mean the wiring isn't there.
  3. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    You should be able to share a USB printer via an airport-enabled Mac in the computer room. Of course both the Mac and printer would have to be switched on and awake. You can test this with your current setup before you move everything.
  4. Rocketmunkee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2004
    Let me check on the wiring running under the house, etc. and there is a jack in the adjoining room, can just split the cable through the wall and install the jack that way. Gonna have to get under the house someday anyway. :)

  5. Lanbrown macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2003
    Typically when the house was built, they run the wiring through every room, but not necessarily through every wall. It one long piece of copper wire and you just remove a little bit of the insulator and hook the jack up to it. Don't cut the wire, you will regret it.

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