Connecting USB Printer to Wireless Router
Do you want to connect a USB printer to a wireless router? Find out how to configure it.
A wireless router is a device that allows you to connect to the Internet from anywhere in your home or office premises. With wireless router, you do not need to stick to a particular place to carry out your work. The additional benefit to this is that a printer can be connected to such a device and can be operated from anywhere, anytime. Also, there are three different options available to choose from to obtain print outs through a wireless router, printing can be done via a USB port, a network capable printer or a printer shared in a Windows operating system. In case of a USB port, the router has to be installed so as to get print outs through wireless network. however a network capable printer is particularly designed for office use and hence is much costlier but yet is flexible to use. In the third type, a printer has to installed on a computer having a Wi-Fi or is connected to a wireless router.
Following are the important points related to connection of USB printer to wireless router:
- Using with a Ethernet Port
- Absence of Ethernet Port
The most important advantage of using a USB printer with a wireless router is that you can utilize it with any kind of operating system. It gives you the freedom to operate the printer from Windows or Mac or Linux. If one of the family members is working with one operating system at one time then another family member is also very capable of using the same printer with another operating system. Same benefit exists for office users too. Moreover while working in such a manner troublesome installation can also be avoided just like any driver problem that can also be avoided.As soon as you choose your desired printer the next thing you need to do is to just install it and put it anywhere and continue with your work.
Using with a Ethernet Port
In case of a wireless connection with a wired printer, the preliminary job is to check for a Ethernet port. Then the wireless router has to be checked for an Ethernet port and on finding it you should consul the user guide for connecting this printer to the wireless router. This is an example of a dependent case where one condition has to be fulfilled for the other to execute. The Ethernet port being integrated to your system is going to aid in reducing your efforts towards the connection by leaps and bounds.
Another case is where a wireless router is not connected to a Ethernet port. To get it connected, purchasing a printer is the primary job. Then it has to be seen what connection the printer supports i.e USB or a Parallel port. On the basis of this, the type of connection has to be decided, it can damage the whole system if the port is not appropriate. After purchasing the correct printer, it has to be configured for its proper functioning. At the end of it all though, an Ethernet port is definately an added advantage, but the absence of it not going to limit you in more than One ways.
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