connecting USB printer to router

Discussion in 'Printers, Scanners and Digital Cameras' started by RHochstenbach, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. RHochstenbach

    RHochstenbach Administrator Staff Member

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    At the moment, I got a Canon Pixma MP610 all-in-one printer. It has a USB connection and a PictBridge connection. But no ethernet connection. Is there any way to connect this printer to my router (Belkin N1), so I could use it as a network printer? My budget is about $100. And if possible, it shouldn't require external AC power.
     
  2. donkey42

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    sure, you just need a simple adapter like this

    BTW: startech are cheap & generic, so, i would suggest you get a decent brand like netgear
     
  3. RHochstenbach

    RHochstenbach Administrator Staff Member

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    I didn't know that you could connect an external network adapter to a printer. I got such an adapter around here somewhere. I'll try it tomorrow :)
     
  4. donkey42

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    yeah, basically it works like NAS (network attached storage) look it up on wiki

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  5. RHochstenbach

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    but, an external network adapter needs drivers to be installed on the host device. So I don't think that it's gonna work. But I'll try it anyway.
     
  6. RHochstenbach

    RHochstenbach Administrator Staff Member

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    I tried it, and it didn't work unfortunately. I did found something, here. But these devices require external power, and I don't have any wall sockets left :(
     
  7. donkey42

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    theoretically i think it should just work, because, it's just connecting to ethernet, the item you found would work, however, i think it like using a sledgehammer to kill a spider, basically, overkill (but i've no experience with networking, so, i'm relying on wiki & google, which usually works)
     

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