Connect Wired Printer To Wireless Router

Usually, you can connect wired printer to wireless router using two methods.

  • Step 1 :Print Server mode & Print Sharing
  • Step 2 :Wireless Print Server

Carry out these steps to connect your wired printer and the wireless router by enabling the Print Server mode & Print Sharing:

  • Step 1 :You need to turn on your printer and the wireless router first.
  • Step 2 :Connect them using a standard USB cable.
  • Step 3 :If supported, you can also connect the Ethernet cable.
  • Step 4 :Next, connect your computer to the same wireless network and verify whether you have a standard Internet connection.
  • Step 5 :Identify the default gateway of the wireless router from the label attached to the backside of it.
  • Step 6 :Otherwise, open the Command Prompt app on your Windows desktop and type the "ipconfig" command.
  • Step 7 :Press the Enter key and scroll down to the Default Gateway section to identify the wireless router's IP address.
  • Step 8 :Open the default browser and enter the IP address in the URL field.
  • Step 9 :Now, your router's login portal will open.
  • Step 10 :Enter your login credentials and click the Login button to access your wireless router's administrative interface.
  • Step 11 :Go to the USB menu and enable the Printer Server mode.
  • Step 12 :Click the Apply button to save the applied settings.
  • Step 13 :Close the browser window.
  • Step 14 :Click the Start menu and go to the Windows Control Panel.
  • Step 15 :Select the Printers & scanners option and click the Add a printer or scanner button to connect wired printer to wireless router.
  • Step 16 :Select the "The printer that I want isn't listed" option if your printer's name was not listed.
  • Step 17 :Click the Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings radio button.
  • Step 18 :Click Next and enable the Create a new port radio button.
  • Step 19 :Choose Standard TCP/IP Port from the Type of port drop-down menu and click Next.
  • Step 20 :Enter the wireless router's IP address in the Hostname or IP address field.
  • Step 21 :On the next screen that opens, click the Custom radio button.
  • Step 22 :Next, install the printer driver on your computer using the setup CD or downloaded driver file.
  • Step 23 :After installing the printer software, add your printer as the default printing source on your computer and go to the Printer Sharing screen.
  • Step 24 :Enable the "Do not share this printer" radio button and click the Print a Test Page button to verify the print function to connect wired printer to wireless router.
  • Step 25 :If your wired printer responds to the command from the computer, it means the setup has been completed successfully.

Using the Wireless Print Server:

  • Step 1 :A Print Server is a device that is similar to the wireless router that will assist you in connecting the printer and the Wi-Fi router.
  • Step 2 :Connect the Print Server's power adapter to the electrical outlet and turn it on.
  • Step 3 :Connect the wired printer to the Print Server using a USB cable.
  • Step 4 :Next, connect your wireless router to the Print Server using an Ethernet cable or over a wireless network.
  • Step 5 :To connect your wireless router and the Print Server, use the WPS Push Button method.
  • Step 6 :After connecting the devices, connect your computer to the same wireless network and install the printer driver using the setup CD that comes with the printer during the first-time purchase.
  • Step 7 :If you aren't able to connect wired printer to wireless router, contact our technical support team.