[SOLVED] Can i use a USB to Eithernet adapter to connect a printer to a router?

kanewolf

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Probably not. The printer won't have any drivers for that device. You will either have to buy a print server or connect the USB printer directly to the router. Most routers support printers on the USB ports of the router.
 

dmiller61603

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Probably not. The printer won't have any drivers for that device. You will either have to buy a print server or connect the USB printer directly to the router. Most routers support printers on the USB ports of the router.
My router doesn't have a use port on it. So I can't use this to give it one?
 

kanewolf

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You can't use that to provide a USB either.

A router upgrade may be the best answer. For $20 you can get an Asus RT-N56U on E-Bay. If you don't have dual band WIFI, this would give you print server capabilities and dual band WIFI.
 

hang-the-9

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You can also get a print server like this https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833139009 or a wireless one. They are often very cheap used on eBay or Craigslist. I have used a few routers with USB printer support and they were all very very slow, to the point that I thought the print jobs failed. It was minutes before they printer, and was a long delay between each page. I would much rather have a print server, at least from all of the routers I tried.
 

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