Hi All, need help with connecting printer to home network, I got airport time capsule 2TB and removed my old router, hoping to re-use it as print server by flashing it with dd-wrt
Printer canon MP250 (has USB cable but no Ethernet cable)
Linksys E1200 (my old router, no USB)
Home router is Airport time capsule 2TB ( far away from the printer location)
not sure if possible or not, but buying a convert box (from USB to ethernet, like this one Insten® POTHRJ45AD02 USB Type A to RJ45 Ethernet Adapter, Black | StaplesÂ®) and connect the printer to the linksys e1200 router after flashing it with dd-wrt will do or not?
That adapter will not do what you want it to do. It is an adapter not a converter. All it does is "adapt" from a USB cable to an ethernet cable, but does not "convert" the USB "language" to ethernet "language".
You will need an actual print server device. You can buy them separately, but you can also find them included in things like routers (like the one in the Time Capsule) & network attached storage devices (aka "network drives"), but not all have them.
Here is an example of a separate print server (not meant as a recommendation, but rather an example):https://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-Server-1-Port-GPSU21-Silver/dp/B000FW60FW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474323481&sr=8-1&keywords=print+server
There are many other options out there.