Connecting printer to wifi network

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sudeepmfernandes

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Hi!

Request your help and advice in connecting my printer Canon Image Class MF4450 to make it a wifi printer. I'm using a Huawei EchoLife HG8145V router for my wifi internet connection. The router has 2 usb ports and I was wondering if I could use these to put this printer on the network so everyone could use it.

Since I'm a novice, please try to keep your suggestion simple for me to understand.

Thank you in advance for your help.
Sudeep
 

TerryNet

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Does the router act as a print server? If 'yes,' then (at least) one of the USB ports is for connecting a printer.

Consult your router's documentation.
 

Couriant

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To add to this, if the router is not able to function as a print server (I haven't seen any consumer ones that do) then you will need to connect it to a computer and share it that way.
 

Fireflycph

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I checked the manual for that router. And, as far as I can tell, it does NOT have the ability to act as a print server. It can act as a storage device though. So, you'll have to do as Couriant james) said, and connect it to a computer and share it via Windows printer sharing.

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I just looked at the printer manual. According to that, you have the option of connecting the printer directly to the router via a Ethernet cable. Set the IP address of the printer manually to within the same subnet as the DHCP but outside the scope of DHCP.

Then create a new printer on the devices that prints directly to the specified port. (The Ip address you gave the printer)
That should allow the wifi devices to print to it.
 
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