Hooking a printer to a wireless router?

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  1. CarBomber187

    CarBomber187 Guest

    I have a old hp black printer i want to hook up in the other warehouse. I installed a wireless router over there for the guy so he could have internet access. I was wondering if i could hook the printer up to the wireless router and have it work like that?

    One reason is it would be a lot easier to do this then to run another cat5 line all the way over here to the switch.
    i've got a line from the switch to his router, he accesses wirelessly.
    Only he will use this printer, so hooking it up to his router would be a lot easier and would do the job..
     
  2. CarBomber187

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    Also, if this would work, which i dont see why..how would i figure out the printers IP address on this router?
     
  3. cmsurfer

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    Probably gonna need a wireless print server.
     
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    Or if it is close enough to the router, a wired one will do the trick.
     
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    Is this printer going to be near somebody's computer? If so, just share it out. If not, you'll have to do the print server.
     
  6. CarBomber187

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    it is only a parallel, Ethernet printer. the guys laptop does not have a parallel port. Could i hook it up directly to his labtop via Ethernet?
     
  7. copiertalk

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    what make / model printer and does it have an rj45 connection on the printer already?
     
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    If it has an ethernet port already, you can get a wireless bridge to connect it to the wireless network.
     
  9. Slid.

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    Assuming it's a wireless router with a 4-port hub/switch on the back (like a Linksys Cable/DSL Router) it will work fine.

    Printers have a configuration page that they can print out which includes their IP address.

    If it's an HP they have a utility you can download and use called "HP Network Printer Install Wizard" (or something like that), it will automatically detect HP printers on the network and install them.
     
  10. CarBomber187

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    it is an hp laserjet 4000, and yes, it has a network connection on the back. idealy i would like to be able to just hook it up to the wireless router
     
  11. CarBomber187

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    yes, it has 4 ports on the back
     
  12. Lynn

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    This HP printer, does it have an HP Jet Direct card in it? Since it has an RJ45 connection in the back, I am assuming it does.

    IF SO... that will work well as your printer server. Just connect it to your network and use the HP Jetdirect tools to configure it / add ip address.
     
  13. CarBomber187

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    :bowdown::bowdown:

    i am assuming i can download those tools online for free?
     

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