How do I network a USB Printer
Posted on 2004-08-28
My setup at the moment consists of a broadband (cable) modem plugged into a wireless router. The wireless router then has a couple of hardwired peripherals (playstation and main PC) and several wireless laptops. The main PC has a printer connected to it via a USB connection.
The problem with this is that if any machine connected to the wireless router wants to print, they have to make sure the main PC is turned on.
What I want to be able to do, is leave the printer switched on 24/7 connected to the wireless router itself. However, it only has a USB socket in it and my router does not. My router only has wireless or CAT5 connections available to it.
Does anyone know of a suitable solution? or any cables that could be bought?