conect a wire printer to a router and print wireless from a computer?

Hi guys,
I have a printer Brother HL-2040(wired) and also have a router Linksys E3200.
My question is: is it possible to connect the printer via USB to router and use it as wireless printer ( I mean sending wireless signal thru the router and print without the printer to be connected to my computer?

Thank you very much for your help,

Leonel
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  1. imatei said:
    Hi guys,
    I have a printer Brother HL-2040(wired) and also have a router Linksys E3200.
    My question is: is it possible to connect the printer via USB to router and use it as wireless printer ( I mean sending wireless signal thru the router and print without the printer to be connected to my computer?

    Thank you very much for your help,

    Leonel


    Yes.
    From the specs at Linksys:
    "Built-in USB port

    The USB port lets you add storage devices and printers to your network to share files or print wirelessly throughout your home."
  2. imatei said:
    Hi guys,
    I have a printer Brother HL-2040(wired) and also have a router Linksys E3200.
    My question is: is it possible to connect the printer via USB to router and use it as wireless printer ( I mean sending wireless signal thru the router and print without the printer to be connected to my computer?

    Thank you very much for your help,

    Hi, Yes it is possible. Normally you can connect your printer to the router using a USB cable or a USB-to-Ethernet cable. Alternatively, wireless print server hardware also exists. A print server connects to your printer's USB jack and in turn makes a WiFi connection to a wireless router. A few routers contain built-in print server capability, providing a built-in parallel port for cabling a printer directly.

    1. The Wi-Fi Protected Setup (or WPS) method consists of following a few simple steps on the printer’s control panel or touchscreen before pressing the WPS button on your wireless router.
    Ideal for: Those with a wireless WPS router featuring a push-button.
    Requirements: You will need a router that supports WPS. It also requires an encrypted network with WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) or WPA2 protection.2

    2. You do not need to know your network name/SSID (Service Set Identifier), or your network password.

    3. This connection method is featured on all newer HP Photosmarts, Officejets, and Deskjets. For a list of the newest printers with this setup method, visit the HP Wireless Buying Guide.
    wireless setup method consists of following steps on the printer’s control panel or touchscreen.

    4. During these quick steps, you’ll be prompted to enter your network name and password.
    Ideal for: Those with a wireless router that does not support WPS.
    Requirements: For this method, you will need to know your network name or SSID (Service Set Identifier).

    5. If you have set up a password on your wireless network, you’ll need this WEP encryption key or WPA pass phrase—also referred to as your network password.

    This connection method is featured on all newer HP Photosmarts, Officejets, and Deskjets. For a list of the newest printers with this setup method, visit the HP Wireless Printer Buying Guide.
    Leonel
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