Printer - Connect to Wireless Router

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How to Connect a Printer to a Wireless Router
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This Tutorial will show you how to connect a printer to a wireless router to allow more computers on your wireless network to access a single printer.
How to Connect a Printer to a Wireless Router

information   Information
This Tutorial will show you how to connect a printer to a wireless router to allow more computers on your wireless network to access a single printer.
Note   Note
This will work with most modern Printers and Wireless routers that can be connected by USB. Some settings may vary with different Routers and Printers.



Here's How:
1. First connect the Printer to the Wireless Router by usb cable and switch on the Printer.​
2. Installl te printer drivers on all computers that are to have acces to the printer.​
3. With each computer proceed as follows:​
A. Open the Start Menu.​
B. Click on the Control Panel button.​
C. Click on Printer.​
D. Right click on your Printer Icon and click on Properties.​
E. Click on the Ports tab.​
F. Remove the tick from the Enable bidirectional support box.​
G. Click on add port, highlight Standard TCP/IP Port, and click on new port.​
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H. This will open the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard.​
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I. Click on Next, Give in the IP for your Router, The port name will be filled out automatically​
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J. Click on Next. Vista will try to find your printer. Wait for this to fail and click on Custom in the new window and then on settings​
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K. In the new window check that Raw and port number 9100 is selected.​
L. Click on OK, Next, Finish, Close, Apply and Close.​

Thats it the Printer is now set up!! :)
 

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RBonser

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Will this work with an All-In-One printer and allow me to scan from any PC?
 

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pooch

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Hi RBonser,

This will work with an all in one printer yes, but the scan function will only be available from the printer itself.

Pooch
 

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RichFrogg

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Pooch,

I have Windows 98 (don't laugh) as my desktop right now. It's connected to the Router and the printer is connected to the Win98 machine. Will Win98 be able to find the printer if I hook it up to the router? Or should I use some typr of splitter?
 

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pooch

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Pooch,

I have Windows 98 (don't laugh) as my desktop right now. It's connected to the Router and the printer is connected to the Win98 machine. Will Win98 be able to find the printer if I hook it up to the router? Or should I use some typr of splitter?

Hi Rich,

I really do not know, :shock: I suppose there is only one way to find out and that's to try it

As it would appear to windows as another piece of hardware on a network and the drivers are already installed, then I would guess yes, you could be in luck :)

Please let me know either way.

Pooch
 

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    NVidia 9600gt
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    22" TFT-MONITOR WIDESCREEN mit VGA/DVI 17" Video7 TFT
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Barman58

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Hi rich,

In order to access a printer on the network it has to be attached to a "Print Server" which handles the print Queue, it is possible to achive this without a computer either by using a printer with a built in print server or using add-on units from the network hardware manufacturers.

If you connect a windows 98 machine into the network vista should have no problem seeing the computer and any shared printers connected to it. What may be a problem is vista drivers for the printer which are required on the vista machine to actually print

Hope this helps
 

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