How to Add Wireless WiFi to a USB Printer

By | June 19, 2015


Adding WiFi support to a USB printer can be done with a wireless USB print server.
 
A USB wireless print server connects to a printer via USB than transmits to any computer, tablet, smartphone.
 
These are ideal for homes and business that have multiple devices that need to print.
 
Buying a wireless printer is also a option and they have been becoming cheaper with better connectivity.
 
Things to look for when buying either a WiFi print server or wireless printer is the device compatibility and wireless range.
 
All WiFi enabled device are not equal when it comes to the range they can transmit and receive.
 
WiFi print servers often have better range since they are a dedicated device that serves only this purpose.
 
If you have a lot of obstacles and distance between a printer and a computer than a wireless print server may be the best option.
 
What devices that can connect and print from is also a consideration. Most people now print from tablets and smartphones as well as a computer.
 
Finding the right setup that can talk and print to the devices you use to print from would be the ideal setup.
 
Also when looking to future compatibility with Windows 10 any device that has Windows 8 compatibility should also work with Windows 10.
 
Every setup will be different and what fits one scenario might not fit the next. A office running Linux, Windows, Mac computer along with mobile devices will not fit the same situation as a home user with a set number of devices.
 
The best way to find a option that fits your setup is to read reviews and see which one would fit your network.
 
WiFi Print Severs On Amazon
 

The IOGEAR GPSU21 is compatible with Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 (32 & 64-bit) Mac OS 9.22 or later Unix/Linux.
 

Compatible with Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Win7/Mac OS X
 

This unit from TP-LINK has better range than most units due to a detachable antenna.


2 thoughts on “How to Add Wireless WiFi to a USB Printer

  1. Diane

    I am having the same problem….please let me know if you found something. Thank you.

    Reply
  2. Pat Patrick

    I need a print server that is compatible with windows 10

    Reply

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