Can I plug usb printer into router?

May 18, 2007 at 09:42:40
Specs: xp pro, pentium 4
My router has a usb port. Can I plug in my printer so the other computers on my router can print from the printer?

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May 18, 2007 at 09:46:58
No unless your printer is network-enabled & it has its own IP address.


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May 18, 2007 at 11:03:22
That is a wan port on the router for usb internet modems. You can only use it for that. Get a network print server [little box] with usb printer ports and then connect it to the lan and you will be able to print to it from any station.

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May 19, 2007 at 01:43:53
Actually some routers were sold with a standard usb port and these were configured for hard/flash drives:

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