1.    29 Jul 2017 #1

    Using USB printer as wireless printer


    Hi

    My grandson had a USB non wireless printer, which he is trying to make wireless, he has a BT home hub 5 which he believes he can use for this purpose, using the home hub USB port

    i have researched this, but cannot find a way, other than with a printsetver.

    he says the printer is recognized but nothing prints, would really appreciate some ad ice please

    thanks
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  2.    29 Jul 2017 #2
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    He would need to have it shared from a computer like old school. There are Gateways with USB ports for printers. The Synology NAS that I use, allows for a Wireless or USB printer to host off through CUPS and also Google Cloud Print, which has happened with Chrome and High Sierra at this point.
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  3.    29 Jul 2017 #3

    Also check out this thread, see if it can help.
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  4.    29 Jul 2017 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    Also check out this thread, see if it can help.
    Looks like it's not really, easily possible ( if at all ) is it possible to convert an old router to a printer server ?
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  5.    29 Jul 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddwarf4ever View Post
    Looks like it's not really, easily possible ( if at all ) is it possible to convert an old router to a printer server ?
    Only if it has a USB port that the WRT firmware could do. Most routers do not have enough RAM or horsepower to handle the spooling.
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