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Making old printer wireless

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  1. Bergerwine

    Bergerwine Thread Starter

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    I have an old printer that I want to make Bluetooth or wireless through Wi-Fi connection so I can print from phone. What is the next configuration to achieve this?

    Thank you
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Hi Bergerwine, and welcome to TSG.

    If your printer has an Ethernet port and your wifi access point is a router with LAN ports, you may just need a suitable length Ethernet cable to connect the two.

    Some higher end wifi access point / router combination devices include a USB port for connecting printers with a USB port.

    We may be able to better assist you if you told us the brands and exact model numbers of your printer and current wifi access point.
     
  3. Bergerwine

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    Printer is Canon mg2420 with usb Cable to connect

    Sent from my LG-H811 using Tapatalk
     
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    If the printer is connected to a computer that also connects to the same router that is used by your cell phone, you could try posting your situation in our Android Mobile Devices forum. Someone there may be able to suggest a way to share the printer through the computer to the network so that your phone can use it.
     
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    You could try to find a wireless print server compatible with that particular printer.
     
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