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How do I set up a printer through the USB on the Airport Express 802.11n?

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How do I set up a printer through the USB on the Airport Express 802.11n?

AirPort Express 802.11n (1st Gen), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,675 points)

    Not all USB printers are compatible at the USB port of the AirPort Express...and Apple does not provide a compatibility this is one of those situations where you won't know if something will work until you try.


    Connect the printer to the USB port and power up the printer


    Open System Preferences (gear icon on the dock) on your Mac

    Open Print & Scan

    Hopefully, your printer will be recognized

    If it is, click it to highlight it

    Click Add


    Try to print. Be sure to choose the correct printer in the print dialog box. If you have connected the printer to your computer in the past, it will appear as if you have the same printer installed twice on your system.


    Closer inspection will reveal that you a printer installed on your Mac and another installed at the AirPort Express.


    Choose the AirPort Express location when  you want to print.


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