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Networking printer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ollski, 4 Jan 2019.

  1. ollski

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    ive just bought a laser printer but it has no Wi-fi. It’s nowhere near the router so I plugged it into the Mac via usb but how do I set up a network on it so I can now use I phones and laptop to print off it wirelessly?
     
  2. EddieM

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    Have a look a wireless print servers.
     
  3. mattylad

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    The Mac needs to be turned on for this to work.
    Google "how to share a printer on a mac".
     
  4. ollski

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    The macs always on and it’s shared but I can’t find it as a printer on the iPhone, it only seems to look for airdrop....haven’t tried laptops yet.
     
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    Did you check your router/modem?
    Some of them have a USB port that you can share not only files (USB stick/HDD) but also printers.
     
  7. EddieM

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    "It’s nowhere near the router"
     
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    @EddieM
    friggin eyes+ quick reading = facepalm :)
     
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    fret not we've all done it.
     
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