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Need a wifi to usb product recomendation

I have an Xfinity gateway router along with a Netgear AC1750 Dual Band Mesh Extender.  Prior to this ne setup, I was using an Apple Airport network that was physically plugged into my Xfinity router, but that legacy technology was becoming wy too problematic.  I also have a HP printer with USB that was plugges into an Airport Express.  The Airport Express A1264 base station advertised the printer on my home WiFi lan so multiple computers could access it. 

 

I'm lookin for a recommentdation for WiFi to USB adapter (preferably a NetGear product) that will function similarly.  Any subgesstions

 

~ Rob

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@caspersgrin wrote:

I have an Xfinity gateway router along with a Netgear AC1750 Dual Band Mesh Extender. 

 


You'll have to tell people what those devices are to get useful answers.

 

AC1750 is not a reliable guide to model number. Many devices come with an AC tag, but it is essentially a label that Netgear, and other brands, attach to hardware to describe wifi speeds.

 


@caspersgrin wrote:

 

I'm lookin for a recommentdation for WiFi to USB adapter ...

 


I have no idea what one of those might be.

 

Most people use ReadySHARE and plug their printers into the router, or they use wifi to connect.

 

If you want a Netgear wifi extender with ReadySHARE, then check the available devices.

 

WiFi Range Extenders: Boost Your WiFi Range | NETGEAR

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Let me rephrase the question. I have a legacy HP LaserJet 3390 printer with both a USB and LAN interface. It’s a good work horse with plenty of mileage left in it, but I need to connect it wirelessly to my WiFi network. Will any WiFi to USB or WiFi to ethernet adapter work just fine? What my best choice?

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Will any WiFi to USB or WiFi to ethernet adapter work just fine? What my best choice?


I still don't know what a "USB or WiFi to Ethernet adapter" might be. You may have just invented a useful device.

 

To recap what I said before, most people with Netgear stuff use ReadySHARE to share a printer in the network.

 

You plug the printer into a USB port on the router or wifi extender. You can then access the printer with anything that uses the router/extender for wifi.

 

Then again, if this is an Ethernet printer, can't you just connect it to the network and access it from there?

 

Why not read the manual and/or data sheet for something like the EX6200V2 WiFi Range Extender?

 

As the data sheet says:

 

"Print documents & photos to any USB printer
connected to the WiFi Range Extender."

I didn't pick that one for any particular reason – I don't own one – but to show you what you can get hold of in the way of Netgear devices. I do use an R7800 router to share a USB printer.

 

A lot may depend on your "Xfinity gateway router", which sadly is an unknown box to anyone reading these messages. So who know what will work with it?

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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> [...] I have a legacy HP LaserJet 3390 printer with both a USB and LAN
> interface. [...]

 

   Where "LAN" means (to you) "Ethernet"?  (Your wireless stuff is also
part of your Local-Area Network.)

 

> [...] I need to connect it wirelessly to my WiFi network. [...]

 

   An Ethernet cable would be simpler, of course.  Which interface on
the printer were you using before, Ethernet or USB?

 

> [...] Will any WiFi to USB or WiFi to ethernet adapter work just fine?
> [...]

 

   Dreamer.  To use the USB interface, what you'd want is called a
"print server".  (A "wireless print server", if you want a wireless
network connection.)  Whether that would support the scanner features is
not immediately obvious.


   Most USB-wireless gizmos out there are intended for use with a
computer, not a printer. Very different software environments.  Your
printer won't know how to deal with one.

 

   More likely to be suitable would be a wireless bridge, which would
provide a wireless-to-Ethernet connection.  Some Netgear routers offer a
wireless-bridge-mode option, but I'd guess that a purpose-built wireless
bridge would be cheaper.

 


> I still don't know what a "USB or WiFi to Ethernet adapter" might be.

 

   Read it again.

 

> [...] You may have just invented a useful device.

 

   Someone might have.

 

> A lot may depend on your "Xfinity gateway router", [...]


   Not really.  It's a printer-to-network question; the details of the
network are generally inconsequential (other than wired v. wireless).

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