9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2010 5:36 AM by criticintheevening
BillonMac Level 1 Level 1
What's the best multifunction monochrome laser printer that can print, scan, fax, flatbed copies and can do duplex printing and compatible with Airport Express?

I have canon MF4150 and it doesn't work on airport express.

MBP 13" Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Tesserax Level 9 Level 9
    If you intend to connect this multifunction printer to the AirPort Express Base Station's (AX) USB port, then the answer is none ... as the AX's USB port does not support the "advanced" features (scanning, copying, faxing, etc.) of multifunction printers.
  • Duane Level 10 Level 10
    BTW, Tesserax's comment is true for ALL of Apple's base stations. The USB port only supports printing on one of these devices.
  • joehirsch Level 1 Level 1
    Duane,,,Greetings....I have new Dell Laser 1720 usb connected to my AEBS...my wife has an iMac that prints wirelessly and every time....I can see the printer on my windows pc and laptop with bonjour...says it's connecting...but doesn't print? I will get you two goats, a bottle of Jack and my sister's cousin if you can tell me how to fix this....
  • Duane Level 10 Level 10
    If you connect the printer directly to the PC can the PC print?

    If you haven't already done so, checkout "Printing to an AirPort Extreme / Express Base Station or Time Capsule from Windows XP" and "Printer troubleshooting for AirPort Base Stations and Time Capsule".
  • BillonMac Level 1 Level 1
    I have tried that.

    I am looking to be able to just "print" thru Airport express. My Canon MF4150 doesn't work on airport express at all.
  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10
    If you've worked through all of the troubleshooting steps without success, it's very likely that your printer is not compatible with the USB port on any of Apple's Airport routers.

    Your original post asked for a recommendation for a device that would work with the AirPort Express.

    Be sure to look for an ethernet network printer, as this will allow all of the print, scan, copy, etc. functions to work correctly over the network.

    Bottom line, if you want a device to function on a network, be sure to look for a network device, not a USB device.
  • Duane Level 10 Level 10
    I'm glad that you gave that a try, but my reply was directed at joehirsch.
  • BillonMac Level 1 Level 1
    So anyone who has printer working on their airport express? Which brand and model is it?
  • criticintheevening Level 1 Level 1
    I am having a similar problem. I just picked up a Canon MF4350d and cannot print to it from the new iMac with Snow Leopard. It works fine from my Windows XP machine over the Airport Express but not from the iMac unless it is plugged in directly. It is a great printer otherwise.

    I called Apple Support and they confirmed that it would not work. I was given the impression that this was one of the few printers that couldn't work through the 'bonjour' printer networking software, and so I guess I'm off to buy a new printer.

    From what I read here, I'm going to get a networking one, even thought I got the Airport Express specifically so that I could share a regular USB printer over the network. This is a bit of a disappointment!