Want to connect a non-wifi printer wirelessly

By cigarman
Oct 20, 2015
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  1. I have a Brother printer (HL-2240) that doesn't have built-in wifi. I would like to re-locate this unit into another room--away from the computer it is currently connected to. The only connection port on it is USB. What gadget(s) do I need to connect this printer wirelessly to my main computer, some sort of access point or something? I have a wifi router that I use on occasion to link to either of two other computers, each with their own wifi adapter. Networking is my weak area, so I would appreciate anyone's input here. I know I could simply get a wifi-enabled printer, but want to know of an alternative (a device I could hook up to the printer).
  2. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

    I've got a TP Link router (TL-WDR3600) w/ build-in print server. My EPSON non-network capable printer is connected to it via USB. In order to print to it, I needed to install software on the desktop and laptop.

    Or maybe go w/ wireless printer server. Newegg has them, starting ~$50.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    Get a USB-WiFi Dongle and configure it when attached to your pc.
    Once configured, move it to the Printer USB port.

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