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Wirelessly jury rigging a printer...


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#1 mjl1297

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:59 PM

I have a Brother HL2240 D printer that I would like to wirelessly connect to my network. Is there any way to connect the USB cable from this machine to a device like the Netgear WNDA3100 wireless-N dual band adapter and make the printer appear as a standalone node on the network? I was just wondering if it could be made to work since I have a spare 3100 on hand. Many thanks.

 

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#2 mjl1297

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 11:11 PM

Well 43 views and no replies since yesterday seems to suggest the answer would be a big "NO" unless I am mistaken.



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:06 AM

That device would need drivers to work and there's no way to install them. You need a print server that takes USB input.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:35 AM

The answer is no, unless for some reason the printer supports such a device, which I highly doubt.  You might be able to connect the printer to your router, if it supports a USB connection.  Another option would be to connect the printer to a machine and share it off of that machine.






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