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Turn wired printer into wireless printer


Best Answer SpywareDr , 22 November 2015 - 01:32 PM

Your printer would need to have either ethernet (wired) or bluetooth networking capability in order for that to work. Go to the full post »


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Hi guys,

 

I had a wild idea for turning a wired printer into a wireless one. Searched the web and youtube and found instructions to do it. It didn't work. Plus, there's no way to contact the authors with tech issues.

 

What I'm trying to do is plug the USB cable of my old HP F4440 wired printer into the USB port of a Hitron CGN gateway (that's what Hitron calls it) and turn my printer into a wireless one. All the instructions say the same thing: go into "control Panel", select "Devices and Printers", select "Add a Printer", select "Add a Network, Wireless or Bluetooth Printer", select my printer and click "Next", select "Install Driver" and follow onscreen instructions. It does not work.

 

Has anybody ever tried this or do I file it under "not everything you read on the internet is true"?

 

Thanks.

 

joe


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✓  Best Answer

Your printer would need to have either ethernet (wired) or bluetooth networking capability in order for that to work.


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Thanks. The forums just said USB.


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:confused: Just because an electronic device has a USB port doesn't mean it can communicate with a network through that port. That functionality would have to be built into the device.


Edited by SpywareDr, 22 November 2015 - 06:44 PM.

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