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Remote Printing

I have a remote printer I am trying to connect to my network.  Due to the distance bewteen the Nighthawk router and the printer (not a wireless printer) running a cable is not an option.  Any suggestions on connecting wirelessly to this remote printer? 

Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wifi Router
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Re: Remote Printing

If it the printer doesn't do wireless, it is hard to see how you can connect it wirelessly.

 

However, if Is it a LAN printer, you could see if a Powerline network would work.

 

If it isn't wifi or LAN, then there's probably no way of connecting them.

 

 

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StephenB
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@michaelkenward wrote:


However, if Is it a LAN printer, you could see if a Powerline network would work. 


Powerline should work, though the performance does depend on the circuit quality.

 

A WiFi extender/bridge is another option.  Most have LAN ports.

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William10a
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If does not have a lan port but a usb port  you could connect with power line adaptor into a print server with a usb output as long the the same breaker box servies both locations or a very long cat 6 cable as long you keep the run to 100meters or less to print server 100 meters is about 330 feet.Thinking about the lan cable could connect to a router with a usb 2 port setup as access point near the printer no print server needed and have wifi in that location not simple answer but it ends with a plus free wifi as bonus and the router need no to the biggest or most powerful a wndr4300 or better will do as long supports any possible wifi devices you may add.

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