Connect Wired Printer To Wireless Router
Usually, you can connect wired printer to wireless router using two methods.
Carry out these steps to connect your wired printer and the wireless router by enabling the Print Server mode & Print Sharing:
- Step 1 :You need to turn on your printer and the wireless router first.
- Step 2 :Connect them using a standard USB cable.
- Step 3 :If supported, you can also connect the Ethernet cable.
- Step 4 :Next, connect your computer to the same wireless network and verify whether you have a standard Internet connection.
- Step 5 :Identify the default gateway of the wireless router from the label attached to the backside of it.
- Step 6 :Otherwise, open the Command Prompt app on your Windows desktop and type the "ipconfig" command.
- Step 7 :Press the Enter key and scroll down to the Default Gateway section to identify the wireless router's IP address.
- Step 8 :Open the default browser and enter the IP address in the URL field.
- Step 9 :Now, your router's login portal will open.
- Step 10 :Enter your login credentials and click the Login button to access your wireless router's administrative interface.
- Step 11 :Go to the USB menu and enable the Printer Server mode.
- Step 12 :Click the Apply button to save the applied settings.
- Step 13 :Close the browser window.
- Step 14 :Click the Start menu and go to the Windows Control Panel.
- Step 15 :Select the Printers & scanners option and click the Add a printer or scanner button to connect wired printer to wireless router.
- Step 16 :Select the "The printer that I want isn't listed" option if your printer's name was not listed.
- Step 17 :Click the Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings radio button.
- Step 18 :Click Next and enable the Create a new port radio button.
- Step 19 :Choose Standard TCP/IP Port from the Type of port drop-down menu and click Next.
- Step 20 :Enter the wireless router's IP address in the Hostname or IP address field.
- Step 21 :On the next screen that opens, click the Custom radio button.
- Step 22 :Next, install the printer driver on your computer using the setup CD or downloaded driver file.
- Step 23 :After installing the printer software, add your printer as the default printing source on your computer and go to the Printer Sharing screen.
- Step 24 :Enable the "Do not share this printer" radio button and click the Print a Test Page button to verify the print function to connect wired printer to wireless router.
- Step 25 :If your wired printer responds to the command from the computer, it means the setup has been completed successfully.
Using the Wireless Print Server:
- Step 1 :A Print Server is a device that is similar to the wireless router that will assist you in connecting the printer and the Wi-Fi router.
- Step 2 :Connect the Print Server's power adapter to the electrical outlet and turn it on.
- Step 3 :Connect the wired printer to the Print Server using a USB cable.
- Step 4 :Next, connect your wireless router to the Print Server using an Ethernet cable or over a wireless network.
- Step 5 :To connect your wireless router and the Print Server, use the WPS Push Button method.
- Step 6 :After connecting the devices, connect your computer to the same wireless network and install the printer driver using the setup CD that comes with the printer during the first-time purchase.
- Step 7 :If you aren't able to connect wired printer to wireless router, contact our technical support team.