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Connecting printer to wifi network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by sudeepmfernandes, Oct 27, 2018.

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  1. sudeepmfernandes

    sudeepmfernandes Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2018

    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.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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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.
  3. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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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.
  4. Fireflycph


    Apr 1, 2016
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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.

    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.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2018
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