Connecting non-Wireless Printer

Brother Hl-5250dn laser printer
March 10, 2010 at 16:14:02
Specs: Windows Vista
Have network-ready printer hard-wired to port on Linksys router and works fine for all wireless laptops.

Now need to move it away from router to another room with no enet cabling.

Can I go cheap with a USB wireless adapter - or do I need to get a Wireless Access Point?

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March 10, 2010 at 16:31:35
printer has a network rj45 interface. where do you think you are going to plug a wireless usb stick into? Load drivers?

how do you think you can configure a wireless access point connected to the printer? AP's are wired to the router.

You could consider a wireless bridge that is supported by your present router. They come with ethernet ports so you could connect the printer to it.

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March 10, 2010 at 16:41:52 bad. Meant 2nd option to be a wireless bridge - not AP. The Brother 5250DN is network-ready and has a (square) USB port on the back - just not sure if a standard wireless adapter will work with it to print wirelessly.

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March 10, 2010 at 17:51:29
That usb port is for pc to printer connection not networking.

Wireless bridge is your only option. I would start with your brand router and see if the manufacturer has a compatable wireless bridge

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