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Wireless printer w/o router

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by Kelrond, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. Kelrond

    Kelrond Thread Starter

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    Hi there

    I've been told by several people by now, that this can't be done, but I just can not see why it shouldn't be possible. What I'm trying to accomplish here is, to connect a wireless enabled printer (in this particular case it is a Lexmark S305) to a MacBook Pro without having to use some kind of Access Point.

    I've tried creating a network from the MacBook, I've tried it both with and without password protection, I've tried sharing her USB modem internet connection over the network created on the MacBook, but alas, none have worked so far.

    Can it really be true, that it is an impossible feat? I mean, why should the printer care if it is connected to some kind of Access Point hardware or just a laptop acting as one?
     
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  3. Kelrond

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    Wow, that was somewhat embarrasing. I would never have thought that such a specific issue actually would be found in the manual. It was however, something I've already tried, and well, the tries to connect to the network, but nothing happens. After a few minutes it just ends up saying it was unable to connect to the network.
     
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    Did you follow the instructions to configure your MacBook? The printer can't connect to a network that doesn't exist. Obviously the wireless network adapter on the Mac (not the USB modem) needs to be turned on to set up an ad hoc network with the printer.
     
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    With my Mac, I just create a VPN network and use that with my wireless printer, works like a charm.
     
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